As a writer with long experience in the Middle East, I initially welcomed the convulsions of the Arab Spring — indeed, I believed they were long overdue. At first, the Ibrahims decamped to their shelter home only occasionally, but by early their flights had increased in frequency to two or three times a week.
Advance units of the United States First Marine Expeditionary Force encircled the city, and for the next several hours methodically destroyed one Iraqi redoubt after another, their tanks and artillery on the ground complemented by close air support.
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All the while, the army had rained down artillery shells, while its soldiers fought the rebels alley by alley, person by person, just as Qaddafi had promised. In this article, we've set out the 5 most gay friendly Arab countries based on our first hand experience and research.
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