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Al-Nusra Front forging al-Qaida base in Syria
Posted By admin On September 28, 2013 @ 4:31 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Jerusalem Post 
September 28, 2013
Syria’s most prominent jihadist organization, the Nusra Front , is creating a base for al-Qaida in the heart of the Middle East from which waves of terrorism and radical subversion will likely ripple out and threaten regional and global security.
This is according to a report issued this week by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center  near Tel Aviv.
A team of researchers from the center spent a year composing the 150-page document, which charts in remarkable detail the rise of the Nusra Front as well as its structure, leadership, size, scope of operations, ideological goals and growing geographic spheres of influence.
The report provides assessments of the threat the group poses in the near-, medium and long-term future.
Dr. Reuven Erlich, the head of the center, told The Jerusalem Post there was no doubt that the Nusra Front posed a significant strategic threat. He emphasized the quick pace of its growth in Syria and compared this to the time it took al-Qaida to become entrenched in Afghanistan in the 1980s and ’90s.
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URLs in this post:
 Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Al-Nusra-Front-forging-al-Qaida-base-in-Syria-327252
 the Nusra Front: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Islamic-Syrian-rebel-groups-breakaway-from-Western-back-opposition-fighters-327037
 report issued this week by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center: http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/20573
 Afghanistan : http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Is-Syria-turning-into-the-Afghanistan-next-door-309421
 U.S. might name Syrian rebel Nusra Front a foreign terrorist group: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-might-name-syrian-rebel-nusra-front-a-foreign-terrorist-group.html
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