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March 12, 2013

The al-Nusra Front: al-Qaeda’s Syrian Love Child (Part 1)

al-Qaeda (AQ) has links to various jihadist groups throughout the world and is considered the world’s foremost terrorist organization. In a multi-part series I will be covering a new and highly coordinated group called the al-Nusra Front, which translates as: The Support Front for the People of Syria.

The al-Nusra Front is an offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq, but it also finds coordination from AQ elders in Pakistan, Turkey, and Lebanon. The jihadists are believed to receive their orders and mandates from Abu Du’a who is the senior leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Abu Du’a, aka Ibrahim ‘Awwad Ibrahim ‘Ali al-Badri, has been the AQI leader since 2010 and has yet to be apprehended.

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served in 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. Almost four years of my time in 3/75 was spent in the sniper section. In all, I spent over 11 years in military service. I am a firefighter/paramedic and hold a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Oregon State University. When not working, I spend most of my time rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, trail running, and occasionally picking up heavy objects.

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  • Allwet

    Old PH2 AUNITEDPEOPLE CJCJ Tango9 ....not mention members of congress.

  • Allwet

    Tango9 AUNITEDPEOPLE 2 for 2 +1: journalists are idiots: to agendas they are sorely uninformed about, or even worse, unaware of .Truth is not relevant, the APPEARANCE of it is, and how RELEVANT it is to said agenda. Nonlethal assistance: A pussy will get no respect from the enemy....and make no mistake , John Kerry is a f'kn pussy, AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS. The most critical for us ,unfortunately , is all the things he is NOT. They actually think you're that stupid: +1...I'm splitting hairs here, They actually think they are THAT SMART.What we think is irrelevant to them, unless they just forked over some of that hard "stolen" cash to pay for a poll.

  • BlackGzuz

    BrandonTWebb probably more than a little bit, and that's not counting the E.U. Money they'll get


    @CJCJ  @Old PH2  @Tango9 Just meant for lawyers, I can forgive the rest of the! :)   Yeah, Coach K did that place a lot of good for sure!

  • CJCJ

    @AUNITEDPEOPLE  @Old PH2  @Tango9  Although not an Ivy Leaguer (I'm looking at you future Ivy League Columbia grad Jack Murphy) "Tricky Dick" was a Duke law school alum. Believe it or not, I think he came from a religious Quaker family. Go figure.   At least former West Point grad Coach K gives the place some dignity and respect.