TSG IntelBrief Quoted on IBTimes: Syria: Qatar Plotting for Al Nusra Front to Dump Al Qaeda and Challenge ISIS
March 6, 2015
International Business Times
By: Tom Porter
Syrian militant group the Al Nusra Front is considering cutting ties with al Qaeda in order to secure backing from Gulf state Qatar to turn its guns on Islamic State.
Sources close to the group told Reuters that Qatar was encouraging the jihadist group to make the break.
Rich Gulf state backers are believed to have funded extremist Sunni organisations in Syria, to extend their influence in the region, and wrestle control of the country from Iran-supported Assad…
“Al Nusra was formed to spread bin Ladinism into Syria, and its members are true adherents of that ideology,” said global security NGO The Soufan Group…
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