Analysis of Abu Mohammed Joulani new front: From Nusra to Fath al-Sham
Key words: Nusra, Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaida, Qaidat al-Jihad, Syria.
By Elijah J. Magnier : @EjmAlrai
The leader and Emir of Jabhat al-Nusra (JaN) Abu Mohammed al-Joulani introduced a new front with a new name “Jabhat Fath al-Sham” (JFS) – as published by this author on the 26th of this month – and the abolishment of the old JaN title. But did Joulani and his Mujahedeen break with Qaidat al-Jihad (AQ) in Khorasan, or is it the AQ core leadership and Mujahedeen (in Syria since the y war began), who have merged into this new group JFS?
Just before Joulani’s video message showing his portrait for the first time, Al-Manar al-Bayda’ official outlet released an audio of Ahmed Hassan Abul-Khair, first deputy Emir of al AQ Central (Sheikh Ayman…
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