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ISIS and AQAP

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Submitted by Gary Sack (United States), Apr 1, 2015 at 14:42

Daniel, thanks for your response. Maybe I wasn't clear with my earlier comment.

What we have brewing in the region is a sunni vs. shia battle. AQ was a sunni entity out of Saudi Arabia. It is still a recognized terrorist entity. So, is it part of the sunni group which the Saudis have put together, and are they in the fight, or are they just sitting back to pick up the pieces?

As for ISIS, it too is sunni. Assuming the Saudi group prevails and Iran and its surrogates lose, what effect do you see regarding ISIS, since Iran is essentially the entity taking the fight to ISIS?

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