terror group, long known to most as Jabhat al-Nusra or the al-Nusra
Front, has continued to function as al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria long
after Daesh (ISIS) renounced its allegiance to the group in 2014.
Rebranding itself as a “moderate” group, it has used its commitment to
being “anti-ISIS” and “anti-Assad” in order to convince the U.S. and its
allies to arm them.
Members of al-Nusra Front gesture as they drive in a convoy touring
villages in the southern countryside of Syria’s Idlib province, Decembe,
2014. (Photo: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)