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Al Qaeda again addresses factional infighting in Syria

As Sahab, the propaganda arm for al Qaeda’s senior leadership, released the latest issue of the group’s Al-Nafir Bulletin yesterday (Mar. 23). And once again al Qaeda was forced to addressed the factional infighting in Syria. The “disputes and the infighting between factions in Northern Syria” only serve to “support” Bashar al Assad’s “regime and its allies,” Al-Nafir’s editors write . One dispute has followed another, with competing “new fatwas” contributing to the disagreements. The “spilling” of “the blood of Muslims” is “evil,” Al-Nafir’s authors warn, especially as “the enemy surrounds us from all sides” and is lying in wait to “ambush” the mujahideen “at all times.” Therefore, al Qaeda calls “upon all to stop the infighting and to implement [the] Shariah of Allah and hold fast to the rope of Allah.” Al-Nafir’s writers also advise “all the brothers who have not partic...

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