NB: The piece can be read by clicking the external link. Note though that the parenthetical remark after one of my comments incorrectly claims that the term 'jamaat ad-dawla' links IS to Assad. It does not: rather, as I have outlined elsewhere, it simply reflects Nusra's refusal to recognize IS' claim to be an actual state.
US airstrikes could bring militants closer together, analysts and fighters warn
by Wladimir Van Wilgenburg
Middle East Eye
November 14, 2014