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Syria's Civil War: What are the Main Factions?

Since the conflict started in 2011, armed groups have come and gone, alliances have formed and dissolved....

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Syrian civil war: What are the main factions?

What is al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula?

A look at the origins and ideology of AQAP, one of the world's most prolific jihadi groups.

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What is the Taliban?

Background on the Islamist militant group's aims and origins, and the current state of the Afghan struggle against it. 

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