Jabhat al Nusra in Splits From al Qaida and Changes Name
Posted on Fri Jul 29, 2016 at 08:28:00 AM EST
Tags: ISIS, al Nusra, al Qaida, Syria (all tags)
For at least a week, there have been reports that the leader of Jabhat al Nusra in Syria, Abū Muhammad al-Jūlānī, (sometimes spelled al-Jolani and al-Joulani and al-Golani), is about to announce the group's split from al Qaida.
Yesterday, it happened. Announcements were made by both groups, emphasizing this is not an ideological split. The U.S says it's just a rebranding, PR move. Al Qaida and al Nusra say it's much more than that. [More...]
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