Syria's al-Qaida group, Nusra Front, might be considering split from global organization

July 28, 2016 12:05 PM

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BEIRUT – Al-Qaida’s branch in Syria is considering splitting ties with the global terror group, members say.

A Nusra Front official told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the group’s leader plans to announce a disassociation with al-Qaida soon. Speaking via text message from northern Syria, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the issue,...

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