Syria, the Spanish Civil war and foreign legions
Like in the Spanish Civil War, the «foreign legions» are complicating the resolution of the conflict in Syria.
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Ibrahim al-Marashi is an associate professor at the Department of History, California State University, San Marcos.
Despite their differences, both the Spanish and Syrian civil wars witnessed the intervention of foreign legions, entire units of regular armies, militias, and air forces from other states, opposed to foreign fighters, independent individuals who chose to fight for an ideological cause.