Nusra Front Quietly Rises in Syria as Islamic State Targeted

March 24, 2015 6:02 AM

11 0

The Nusra Front, Syria's al-Qaida affiliate, is consolidating power in territory stretching from the Turkish border to central and southern Syria, crushing moderate opponents and forcibly converting minorities using tactics akin to its ultraconservative rival, the Islamic State group.

But while the Islamic State group gets most of the attention largely because its penchant for gruesome propaganda, the Nusra Front quietly has become one of the key players in the four-year civil war, compromising other rebel groups the West may try to work with while increasingly enforcing its own ...

Also read: Syrian Troops Capture Major Aleppo Neighborhood

Read more

To category page

Loading...