Israel Wary of Jabhat Al Nusra in Syria

(Israel Defense) Amir Rapaport - IDF sources say 90 different rebel groups are currently active in Syria. 10 maintain active forces in the Golan Heights area, not far from the Israeli border. On the day following the collapse of the Assad regime, one particular group in the southern part of the Syrian Golan Heights is regarded as highly dangerous - Jabhat Al Nusra. They always wear black and everyone grows a thick beard, while keeping his head bald and shaving off his moustache. The group regards itself as a partner in the ideology of Al-Qaeda. Most of its members are not Syrian, but Jihadists assembled from far away. For them, the toppling of the Assad regime is only the first step on the way to a more significant struggle against the "Zionist infidels." There are currently several hundred members of Al Nusra in Syria, and only a small part are in the southern Golan. Most are located near Aleppo in northwestern Syria.

2013-08-27 00:00:00

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