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Streets of Old Aleppo Covered in Hair as 'Moderate Rebels' Shave Their Beards and Run

Once all the rage in Aleppo, jihad beards have suddenly become extremely unpopular

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A quick update from Aleppo, which is now 85% under Syrian control, according to all reliable reports.

As Aleppo residents rush into government-controlled areas, Al-Qaeda affiliates and other democratic groups encircled by Assad and his allies are shaving their freedom beards and bouncing. Martyrdom will just have to wait, we suppose:

And as the "moderate rebels" (see: extremists who would gladly slit your throat) are hightailing it out of Aleppo, religious tolerance has once again returned to this ancient city:

A simple but important aspect of Assad's "evil regime" in Syria is that it is secular. What a shocking concept, right?

Readers with agile memories might also recall a similar, hair-related story from October, 2015, in which "moderate rebels", faced with Russian airstrikes, shaved their beards and fled to Turkey:

See all that hair? That's what victory looks like.

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