Nusra pledge to Qaeda boosts Syria regime

Via FLC

“… “It’s  a point in the regime’s favour because it reinforces the official narrative that  claims (the army faces) terrorist groups backed by foreign forces,” said  Damascus Centre for Strategic Studies head Bassam Abu Abdallah.

“The  opposition’s stance is weakened before Syrian and international public opinion,”  he said.
Al-Nusra  Front’s chief Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani pledged allegiance on Wednesday to  Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is calling for an Islamic state in Syria  and the “restoration of an Islamic caliphate”.

“The opposition’s  stance is weakened before Syrian and international public opinion,” he  said. Al-Nusra Front’s chief Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani pledged allegiance on  Wednesday to Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is calling for an Islamic  state in Syria and the “restoration of an Islamic caliphate”. “The Syrian  opposition cannot justify to the Europeans the jihadist presence in Syria. What  will it do after this announcement? It’s embarrassing for the West which is  calling for democratic change in Syria,” said Abu  Abdallah…”

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