Egypt nationalists ready to join Syria army against rebels

Egypt nationalists ready to join Syria army against rebels
Wed Jan 15, 2014 09:17:36

Egypt’s Arab Democratic Nasserist Party and other nationalist movements have announced their readiness to join the Syrian army in the fight against foreign-backed militants there.

Sources in Egypt say the nationalist movements have realized that what is happening in Syria is a Western plot and the West is using extremist groups against the Arab country.

They say thousands of Egyptians from different political groups and the Egyptian National Guard are ready to foil this plot and join the Syrian army to help President Bashar al-Assad.

Nasserism is an Arab nationalist political ideology based on the thinking of late Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser.

A recent British defense study published by IHS Jane's showed that about 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 groups, are fighting in Syria against the government and people.

The extracts of the study by defense consultancy IHS Jane's were published on September 16, 2013, revealing that some 10,000 militants were fighting for groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and the rest fighting for different militant groups.

The analysis also said that a large number of extremists from foreign countries are also active in Syria.

Syria has been gripped by a deadly conflict since 2011. According to the reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million of others displaced due to the violence.

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