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Syrian spillover? Salafis rumored to be expanding 'holy war' into neighboring states

until we see the end of Assad,” said a Jordanian Jabhat Al Nusra battalion commander. Yet ... in direct contradiction with the declared stance of the Jabhat Al Nusra Li-ahl Al Sham — the largest ... forces. “There is concern among Jabhat Al Nusra leaders that many of these foreign fighters ...

25/02/2013 - 11:16 - comment 0

Jordanian forces clash with Syrian jihadists near border

Qaeda-linked Jabhat Al Nusra coalition, the sources said. “The group were attempting to return ... majority serving under the umbrellas of Al Nusra and its rival, former Al Qaeda affi liate the Islamic ... The Jordanian military clashed with jihadists from ...

08/05/2014 - 08:31 - comment 0

Jordanian extremists join IS in Syria

warring jihadist groups , namely IS and Al Qaeda’s Syria branch, Jabhat Al Nusra. His mediation ... Hard-line Jordanian Salafists Omar Mahdi Zeidan ... Hard-line Jordanian Salafists Omar Mahdi Zeidan and Saad Hneity have joined the Islamic State (IS) ...

19/10/2014 - 14:45 - comment 0

One killed, several wounded in Jordan-Syria border clashes

nationals, were reportedly serving alongside the ranks of Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat Al Nusra jihadist ... Salafist movement, Al Nusra’s largest recruiter in Jordan, report a growing number of Jordanian jihadists ... according to Islamist sources, the vast majority of whom serving under the banner of Al Nusra and its rival, ...

19/05/2014 - 07:17 - comment 0

Up close and personal with an Al Qaeda fighter in Syria

Al-Juma wears a black baseball cap typical of Jabhat al-Nusra fighters, emblazoned with the phrase: “There ... they masquerade as al-Nusra and ISIS to kidknap and loot in their names. People are hungry now, he says, ... and is settled, al-Juma, like so many other men in the camps, will return to Syria to fight with his battalion ...

08/09/2013 - 12:28 - comment 0

Jordan cracks down on Islamists, "Syrian jihadists"

movement claims that over 2,000 Jordanians are currently fighting alongside the ranks of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat Al Nusra coalition and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  Officials maintain ... Four citizens residing in the Jordanian city of Irbid ...

20/04/2014 - 20:00 - comment 0

Back to 9/11? U.S. drawn into the Syrian battle field

as part of four coordinated attacks on a Syrian military position. These attacks were made on behalf of Al Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, which is fighting to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad´s regime. ... for the suicide bombing, the Nusra Front and the Islamic Front´s Sugour al Sham, the latter claimed that “Abu ...

03/06/2014 - 10:57 - comment 0

Syrian opposition captures key military base in Deraa

killed. “Fighters from the Nusra Front, Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, and other battalions seized control of the 38th ... to the capital Damascus. The fighters also seized several military sites along the Jordanian-Syrian border, ... al-Assad’s forces and his loyalist militias hitting back hard to prevent rebel advances.At the air base ...

24/03/2013 - 06:01 - comment 0

We need to talk about Zaatari: Jordan's struggle with Syrian refugees

in the camp and is actively competing with Jabhat Al Nusra to recruit would-be jihadists. In other words, ... the world due to violent riots that left 29 Jordanian security personnel injured and led to the tragic death of a refugee. Exactly one week later, the camp was once again in the news when Jordanian ...

22/04/2014 - 12:04 - comment 0

The ongoing chaos inside Syria is helping al-Qaeda grow stronger

that al-Qaeda type movements, notably Isis, Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham, have come to dominate or can ... As the Syrian war rages on, al-Qaeda is strengthening ... the Syrian presidential election in which Bashar al-Assad was re-elected for a third time against nominal ...

08/06/2014 - 10:13 - comment 0