Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Nusra Front)
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Worldwide AQ-Linked Finance Ring Funneling Millions, Dismantled in Italy


An international network suspected of financing over $2.4 million to al-Qaeda’s (AQ) former Syrian affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra was reportedly dismantled by Italian authorities.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018
AQ Leader Zawahiri Gives First Public Rejection of Nusra Front Split

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri directly addressed the split from his group by the Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) for the first time since its occurrence in July 2016, rejecting it and calling on fighters still loyal to AQ, and others, to seek unity against the enemy.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Former NF Official Sami al-‘Aridi Continues to Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Dispute Over NF-AQ Split

Dr. Sami al-‘Aridi, a former Shariah official in the Syria-based Nusra Front (NF), continued to reveal the behind-the-scenes dispute over the group’s split from al-Qaeda (AQ) in the second and third installments of his series on the issue.

Friday, 20 October 2017
Former NF Official Sami al-‘Aridi Reveals Zawahiri’s Disapproval of AQ Split

Dr. Sami al-‘Aridi, a former Shariah official in the Syria-based Nusra Front (NF), revealed in a series called “Testimonies Regarding the Dissociation between Jabhat al-Nusra (Fateh al-Sham) and al-Qaeda Organization,” that AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri disapproved of the split.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Former JFS Official Calls for Unity, Deems Islamic State a “Cancer”

In the final installment of his open-interview, Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) called for unity among Muslims and non-Muslims, discussed suicide operations and an Islamic government, and deemed the Islamic State (IS) a “cancer” that one must “completely eliminate.”

Friday, 23 June 2017
Syria-Focused “Al-Haqiqa” Magazine Compiles Content from Pro-AQ Media Groups

Jihadists introduced the first issue of “Al-Haqiqa,” a Syria-focused magazine composed of previously released content from pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) media groups.

Monday, 27 February 2017
Essay Narrates Killed Somali NF Fighter’s Journey from U.S. to Syria

A jihadi media group published a biographical eulogy of “Abu Zubayr Somali,” a Somali Nusra Front (NF) fighter killed in Syria after living in the U.S. for “a number of years.”

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
JFS and Allied Groups Announce Dissolving to Form “Tahrir al-Sham Assembly”

Jihadist and Islamist opposition factions in Syria announced the formation of the “Tahrir al-Sham Assembly” (“Liberation of Syria Assembly”) amid escalating infighting amongst opposition factions.

Saturday, 28 January 2017
JFS Rejects Astana Meeting, Calls on Allies to Beware Such “Conspiracies”

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) rejected the meeting to be held in the Kazakh capital, Astana, regarding a political settlement with the Bashar al-Assad regime and a nationwide ceasefire, and called on its militant allies to beware such “conspiracies”.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017
Zawahiri Eulogizes Slain AQIM and NF Officials, Continues to Attack IS

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for two slain officials from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Nusra Front (NF), and continued to attack the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 16 January 2017
Australian Cleric, Former JFS Official Calls for Jihad to Support Aleppo Civilians, Cautions Against Support for IS

Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir), an Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official, urged Muslims to participate in jihad to help civilians in Aleppo, and cautioned against support for the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 12 December 2016
JFS Member Calls “Rumours” of Split within Group “Baseless and Untrue”

A Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) member disputed “rumours” of a split within the group between “progressives” and al-Qaeda (AQ) supporters.

Monday, 28 November 2016
Muhaysini Condemns U.S. Treasury Designation, Organizes Civilians to Defend Him in Video

Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a prominent Saudi cleric and jihadist figure in Syria, condemned the designation of him as terrorist by the U.S. Treasury Department, and organized civilians to defend him and echo his denunciation in a video.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016
JFS Claims Capturing Villages in Aleppo, Start of New Battle near Daraa

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed gaining control of multiple villages in Aleppo, attacking the regime forces on Itheria-Khanasir road, and the start of a new battle in the western countryside of Daraa.

Monday, 31 October 2016
JFS Claims Two Suicide Operations at Start of New Battle for Aleppo

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed two suicide operations on Syrian regime and allied forces amid opposition forces’ unfolding battle for Aleppo.

Friday, 28 October 2016
JFS Releases Sniping Video from Aleppo, Reports from Various Provinces

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) reported from fronts in Latakkia, Damascus, Aleppo, and Homs, and released a video showing the group’s sniping operations against the Syrian regime and pro-regime militia forces in the countryside of Aleppo.

Friday, 21 October 2016
JFS Official Calls Jund al-Aqsa Dissolve Well Overdue

Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir), an Australian cleric and prominent Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) member in Syria, called the recent dissolve of Syrian jihadi group Jund al-Aqsa “overdue.”

Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Rebels Launch Ashoura Battles Against Shiite Militia, Advance on al-Akrad Mountains

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, Faylaq al-Sham, Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), and other Syrian rebel factions announced the launch of operation al-Ashoura in Mount al-Akrad in the countryside of Latakkia, and claimed “liberating” various villages from the Syrian regime.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Jund al-Aqsa Dissolves, Pledges to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

Following the ongoing tension between Jund al-Aqsa and Ahrar al-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa announced dissolving its ranks and joining Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) in order to “help those who are allied to it in continuing jihad” in Syria.

Sunday, 09 October 2016
JFS Official Mourns Shura Council Leader Killed in U.S. Airstrike, Threatens Revenge

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Abu Abdullah al-Shami mourned Abu Faraj al-Masri, an Egyptian veteran of jihad and member of its Shura Council, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Idlib, and threatened revenge.

Friday, 07 October 2016