28 Dec '12, 5pm

Al Nusrah Front emir denounces US terrorism designation, praises foreign fighters - Long War Journal

Banner for the Al Nusrah Front, a jihadist group in Syria. Image from the SITE Intelligence Group. The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, has released a statement from its leader denouncing the US government's recent designation of the terror group. Al Nusrah emir Abu Muhammad al Julani also commended foreign fighters in Syria and called for the terror group to work with other Syrian rebels. Al Nusrah's media arm, the al Manara al Baydha' Foundation, released an audiotape attributed to al Julani on jihadist forums yesterday. The statement, titled "People of the Levant, We Sacrifice Our Lives for You," was obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. While al Julani's statement is undated, it offers further proof that he was not killed, despite some media reports of his death [see LWJ report, Al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front denie...

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