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Ankara, Baghdad and Riyadh ask Are US air strikes working? (Comment Special to IANS)

Oct 11, 2014    

The ISIS, plaguing many countries in West Asia, made a symbolic assertion during Haj too. At the ritual stoning of the devil at Mina, five kilometres to the East of Mecca, fluttered a black banner of the Islamic State (IS). The police said nothing.Recently, The Independent in London published an article giving a clue to ordinary Saudi reaction to IS. Patrick Cockburn, the writer, has cited a study done by Fouad Khadem of the Centre of Academic Shia Studies in London.Public discussions on sensitive issues are not permitted in Saudi Arabia. Tweeting therefore has become a common vehicle to susta...

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