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  • Al-Qaeda leader calls for shift to guerrilla warfare in Syria

    The Epoch Times - 04/27/2017

    Zawahiri said the new approach would “weaken and drain the enemy,” and claimed that rebels are being targeted “because they are trying to establish an Islamic rule in Syria.”

    It’s unclear exactly what Zawahiri means by “guerrilla warfare” in this context, according to Max Abrahms, terrorism researcher and assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University. He said the terms “guerrilla warfare,” “terrorism,” and “insurgency” are underspecified—especially in a warzone.

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