The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has launched an offensive in recent days targeting its fellow rebels as well as Syrian regime forces in the eastern province of Idlib. In particular, Al Nusrah is targeting the Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF) and has reportedly seized territory from the group.
In one propaganda video released online, Al Nusrah attempts to justify its offensive against the SRF. The 9 minute, 22 second video was posted on one of Al Nusrah’s official Twitter feeds on Oct. 28. It is titled, “Testimonies on Syrian Liberation Front Attacks on Citizens.”
The video begins by showing a man sitting on a couch with an al Qaeda black banner behind him. Underneath the Islamic shahada (“There is no god but God. Mohammed is the Messenger of God.”) on the flag, the text appears to read: “Al Qaeda Central, Al Nusrah Front.” […]