Kyle Orton provides a detailed analysis of the role Abu Khayr al-Masri, al-Qaeda’s former #2, before his death at the hands of a United States drone. Orton examines in detail al-Qaeda’s relationship and cooperation with Iran, as well as al-Qaeda’s project within Syria to secretly imbed itself within Syrian society to create a base for external attacks against the west. A must read for anyone interested in al-Qaeda’s project in Syria as well as their foggy relationship with Iran

Find the full article here: The Orton Report