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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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I served in 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment from 2003-2008. Almost four years of my time was in 3/75 was spent in the sniper section. I am a licensed 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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  • BlackGzuz

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

  • AUNITEDPEOPLE

    @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.

  • AUNITEDPEOPLE

    @Old PH2  @CJCJ  @Tango9 Notice how we started having problems when they started coming out of the Ivy League!   Didn't know Dick Nixon went to Duke, that's practically in my backyard...

  • CJCJ

    @Old PH2  @AUNITEDPEOPLE  @Tango9  I try not to recall that type of depressing info.   Be right back, I've got to get my Valium Rx refilled before I hurt myself...