Al-Nusra Front

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Al-Nusra Front is a terrorist Islamist organization and former Syrian offshoot of the Al-Qaeda. It fights in the Syrian Civil War against Bashar al-Assad. It is known for the persecution of Christians and Alawites. But it does also fight the Free Syrian Army.[1] In July 2016 the Al-Nusra Front claimed it will have no more ties with Al Qaeda. The United States, which considers Nusra a terrorist organization, said that the U.S. continues to assess that Nusra leaders intend to attack the West.[2]


References

  1. http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/free-syrian-army-and-al-nusra-front-now-fighting-each-other/
  2. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/28/leader-syrias-nusra-front-claims-no-more-affiliation-with-al-qaeda.html