Al-Qaeda in Iraq admit that Syria's Jabhat al Nusra is part of their network
The Iraqi group, who have claimed responsibility for the killing of an estimated 4,000 people, confirmed in an audio message posted on Jihadi forums that the Syrian opposition fighters were an offshoot of their network.
Commentators have speculated for many months that the two groups are linked. Nusra, known as the fiercest of the Syrian opposition militias, was recently labelled as a terrorist organization by the U.S.
- Nusra claims responsibility for Damascus bombing
- What’s Iraq got to do with it? Syrian rebels’ Jihadist ties could spell doom for the opposition
- Al Nusra Front pledge allegiance to Zawahiri
- Syrian state TV says head of Al Nusra has been killed even as opposition denies claims
- Islamist opposition fighters take key Syrian oil town