When did Jabhat Fatah al Sham merge with Al Nusra?

In July 2016, al-Nusra formally re-branded from Jabhat al-Nusra to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (“Front for the Conquest of the Levant”). On 28 January 2017, following violent clashes with Ahrar al-Sham and other rebel groups, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham merged with four other groups to become Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

Who is the leader of Jabhat al Nusra?

In April 2013, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released an audio statement announcing that Jabhat al-Nusra is its branch in Syria. The leader of Al Nusra, Abu Mohammad al-Jawlani, denied the merger but affirmed their allegiance to Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Who are the members of the al Nusra Front?

Al-Nusra Front or Jabhat al-Nusra ( Arabic: جبهة النصرة لاهل الشام ‎, romanized : Jabhat an-Nuṣrah li-Ahl ish-Sham lit. Front of the Supporters of the People of Syria/the Levant ), known as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham ( Arabic: جبهة فتح الشام ‎ lit.

When did Jabhat Fateh al Sham change its name?

The Syria-based jihadist group al-Nusra Front changed its name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Front for the Conquest of Syria/the Levant) at the end of July 2016, reportedly cutting ties with al-Qaeda at the same time.

When did the al Nusra Front get its name?

From 2012 to 2013, the al-Nusra Front’s full name was the ” Victory Front for the People of the Levant by the Mujahideen of the Levant on the Fields of Jihad ” ( Arabic: جبهة النصرة لأهل الشام من مجاهدي الشام في ساحات الجهاد ‎, transliteration: Jabhat an-Nuṣrah li-ahli ash-Shām min Mujahideen ash-Shām fi Sahat al-Jihad ).

Are there any Druze in al Nusra Front?

Foreign Affairs magazine, which contends that Al-Jazeera is engaged in actively whitewashing Al-Nusra, said that there is absolutely no reference to the Druze in Al-Nusra’s “apology”, since Al-Nusrah forced the Druze to renounce their religion, destroyed their shrines and now considers them Sunni.

What kind of leadership does al Nusra have?

Al-Nusra contains a hierarchy of religious bodies, with a small Majlis-ash-Shura (Consultative Council) at the top, making national decisions on behalf of the group. Religious personnel also play an important role in the regional JN leadership, with each region having a commander and a sheikh.