Al-Qaeda's Syrian Affiliate Says It's Cutting Ties, But Is It Really?
Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate is attempting to rebrand, but can it really detach itself from its parent organization? Probably not.By Jake Godin | July 28, 2016
The leader of Syria's Al-Nusra says his group is splitting from Al-Qaeda. He made this announcement dressed exactly like Al-Qaeda's old leader.
But is Nusra really dropping Al-Qaeda?
Well, that's certainly what the headlines reported, but Nusra's leader never explicitly said he's breaking ties with Al-Qaeda.