The Latest: Al-Qaida-linked group condemns Syria truce deal

September 17, 2016 8:26 PM

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The leader of an al-Qaida-linked insurgent group in Syria has condemned a U.S. and Russian-brokered cease-fire, saying it places Washington on the side of President Bashar Assad and against the Syrian people.

Abu Mohammed al-Golani is the leader of the Fatah al-Sham Front, which was previously known as the Nusra Front and claims to have severed ties with the global terror network.

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