The Alawite Enclave Continued

Continuing on the theme of securing the Latakia and Tartus governorates: The BBC has reported on massacres of sunni Arabs led by pro-government militia in this area – see also 1, 2, 3 . It is not clear to which extent these attacks form part of a government-backed plan to cleanse the area in order to secure it for future defence of the Alawite community, however it is a development that one should keep an eye on in this part of the country that until recently has stood out as a relative model of tranquility in the country.


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