Nusra Front breaks ties with Al-Qaeda and changes name

The group's new name is Jabhat Fatah al-Sham

Baku. 29 July. REPORT.AZ/ The leader of the Syrian extremist rebel group Nusra Front said Thursday it was cutting its ties with Al-Qaeda to deny foreign powers including the United States and Russia a pretext to attack Syrians.

Report informs referring to the Daily Star, the group's leader, Abu Mohamad al-Golani, made the announcement in a video that was the first public pronouncement to show his face.

"We have stopped operating under the name of Nusra Front and formed a new body. This new formation has no ties with any foreign party," he said, giving the group's new name as "Jabhat Fatah al-Sham".

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