Al-Qaida’s Syria affiliate reemerges
Voice of America - 08/27/2015
And while there are some areas in which Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State cooperate, such as areas around Damascus and Aleppo, many say Jabhat al-Nusra’s ambitions should not be dismissed.
“As Islamic State gets weaker in the Levant, perhaps the biggest beneficiary is the al-Qaida affiliate,” Northeastern University terror analyst Max Abrahms told VOA via Skype. “Will it moderate itself or will it simply try to take over the Islamic insurgency once the Islamic State has been weakened?”