A Jihadist Group Prospers in Syria

(Washington Post) Jackson Diehl - In the spring, the jihadist terror movement Jabhat al-Nusra had maybe 50 adherents in Syria. Now it may have close to 1,000 core followers, and fighting units around Syria have begun openly claiming to belong to it. Its bearded, baggy-pantalooned fighters are at the forefront of the critical battle for the city of Aleppo.

2012-10-29 00:00:00

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