Inside the Most Extreme Wing of Syria's Struggle

(Telegraph-UK) Ruth Sherlock - The key to Jabhat al-Nusra's extreme violence is its recruitment of radical fighters from abroad to join Syrians who follow its secretive official leader, known as Abu Muhammad al-Julani. In the partly "liberated" northern areas of Syria, jihadist and secular rebel groups watch each other's military bases warily. A leading rebel fighter warned, "The next war after Bashar al-Assad falls will be between us and the Islamists."

2012-12-04 00:00:00

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