Members of Al-Nusra Front gesture as they drive in a convoy touring villages in the southern countryside of Idlib, December 2, 2014. REUTERS/Khalil AshawiRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov - ReutersAl-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged rival militants in Syria to unite or risk death. (File photo: Reuters)People inspect damages to a building in the besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, last week. And how influential is it in Syria? It was claimed that Qatar has relatively close ties with the group, probably through intermediaries.In April 2013, Al-Nusra refused to join forces with IS and pledged allegiance instead to Al-Qaeda.
Source: Egypt Today March 14, 2018 10:30 UTC