February 4, 2014

Why al-Qaeda Kicked Out Its Syria Franchise

Aryn Baker, Time

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Early Monday morning the leadership of al-Qaeda disowned Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the most effective of its two franchises fighting in Syria, in a maneuver that could alter the trajectory of the fight against President Bashar Assad. In a message posted on jihadi websites, the al-Qaeda general command stated that its former affiliate “is not a branch of the al-Qaeda group [and al-Qaeda] does not have an organizational relationship with it and is not the group responsible for their actions.”

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TAGGED: Al Nusrah Front, Syria, Al-Qaeda, Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria, Ayman Al-Zawahiri

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