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What We Can Learn From a Young, Grassroots Jihadist in Pittsburgh

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jun 25, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Police respond to the site of a mass shooting at synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue left four dead in October 2018. The shooter surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody.

(Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

The long and brutal civil war in Syria all began in March 2011, when the arrest of 15 young men in the southeastern city of Daraa spurred a cascade of escalating protests against the government. The city was then bombed, besieged, starved and squeezed for nearly a decade, until the Syrian...

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