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Balkan former guerrillas join Syria rebels
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/08/07/-Balkan-former-guerrillas-join-Syria-rebels.html ^

Posted on 08/08/2013 12:13:20 AM PDT by kronos77

AFP, Pristina Some fought as guerrillas during the bloody Balkans wars of the 1990s, battling powerful tanks and artillery.

Others grew up under the influence of radical Islam that has gained ground in poverty-hit areas in the Balkan countries and regions populated by Muslims.

Today, both experienced fighters and their younger followers are leaving the Balkans to join Syrian rebels on the front line. Many return home in body bags with their families often unaware they had even joined the fight.

Migena Maliqaj, an Albanian, had not heard from her husband Halil since November, when he told her he was leaving their home in Prush, outside the capital Tirana, to try to find work in Turkey. In June, she received a text message from an unknown number saying that Halil had been killed in Syria. Maliqaj was reluctant to talk to AFP.

“Leave me alone, I do not know anything,” she said in a trembling voice, pushing her three children inside a two-storey house.

The first Ermal Xhelo's mother knew of her son's involvement in Syria was when the 35-year-old's remains were brought home to her in Albania's southern city of Vlora. He too had said he was going to work in Turkey.

The Xhelo family also refused to talk. “My son had nothing to do with extremists,” the mother told AFP, abruptly ending the phone call.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristianity; christianity; islam; islamofascism

1 posted on 08/08/2013 12:13:20 AM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

Clinton Administration supported the “Militant Islamic Base
http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/DCH109A.html

They have training bases in Kosovo. Many of the terrorists bombers trained there...Clintonista’s, Albright, Westley Clarke, Soros, Jeffrey Sachs, Javier Solano, Mabel Weisse Smit and her Muslim Foreign Minister lover, and many more were involved.


2 posted on 08/08/2013 12:59:43 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: kronos77

I’m telling you, this is all CIA unleashed. Those bastards run their operations without oversight from many bases in many countries. What a mess.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 3:27:04 AM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: kronos77

Hey obama... look at what you have done you pos. You have united our enemies while lying to the world about how you have defeated them. They are stronger and we are weaker... BECAUSE OF YOU!


4 posted on 08/08/2013 4:34:34 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: kronos77

Joining the “rebels” and fighting Assad forces are not like fighting the West.

There is no 3 hots, cots, cable TV and a gym when you are captured...


5 posted on 08/08/2013 6:05:40 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: bronxville

I pray for the day Serbian tanks roll back into Kosovo.


6 posted on 08/08/2013 6:06:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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