29 Sep '14, 6pm

Jabhat al-Nusra leader says Americans and Europeans will pay the 'tax' of war

Abu Muhammad al Julani, the emir of the Al Nusrah Front, has released an audio message discussing the US-led airstrikes in Syria. Julani threatens civilians in the US and Europe, saying they should not be tricked into believing they are "safe from the strikes of the mujahideen" simply because Western leaders say that their "soldiers will not be on the ground, and that they will strike from afar." Julani's message was first obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. Al Nusrah's head argues that the airstrikes in Syria will lead the jihadists to retaliate in the West. And, Julani says, Western leaders are lying when they say that the bombings are necessary to protect their people. However, according to US officials, senior al Qaeda figures known as the "Khorasan group" were already planning attacks in the West prior to the bombings. The cadre includes al Qaeda o...

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