Ayman al-Zawahiri, July 2016

July 2016
Name of Author
Ayman al-Zawahiri

Audio message the Nusra Front on severing its ties to al-Qaeda:

“You can sacrifice without hesitation these organizational and party ties if they conflict with your unity and working as one body. The brotherhood of Islam among us is stronger than any organizational affiliation ... Your unity and unification is more important to us than any organizational link.”Lisa Barrington and Suleiman Al-Khalidi, “Al Qaeda tells Syrian branch Nusra Front it can drop links,” Reuters, July 28, 2016, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-nusra-front-idUSKCN10819R.


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