U.S. Envoy Met with Syrian Rebel Leader Who Expressed Solidarity with Al-Qaida

U.S. Envoy Met with Syrian Rebel Leader Who Expressed Solidarity with Al-Qaida by John Rossomando Investigative Project on Terrorism President Trump’s Special Envoy to Syria Joel Rayburn reportedly met Monday in Istanbul with a delegation that included a high-ranking pro-Turkish Syrian rebel leader who endorsed al-Qaida-linked rebels. A photo posted by the National Coalition of…

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds

Islamists Endorse Deadly Turkish Assault on Kurds by Hany Ghoraba Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A full-fledged military assault on a predominantly Muslim community typically sparks a global wave of protests, condemnation, and sometimes calls by Islamist leaders for retaliation. This has not happened, however, with Turkey’s massive military assault on the…

Syria: Jabhat al-Nusra’s Rebranding Aims To Ensure Group’s Survival

Report: Jabhat al-Nusra’s Rebranding Aims To Ensure Group’s Survival by Abha Shankar Investigative Project on Terrorism Jabhat al-Nusra’s July 28 announcement of its new name and avatar, the Fateh al-Sham Front (“The Victory in Al-Sham Front”), does not mean the terrorist group has formally split ties with al-Qaida, an Israeli intelligence report warns. Jabhat al-Nusra…

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Commander Boasts of Fighting With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Commander Boasts of Fighting With AQ Affiliate by Ariel Behar and Ravi Kumar   Investigative Project on Terrorism   A commander of a U.S.-backed Syrian opposition group says his fighters continue to ally on the battlefield with an al-Qaida-tied jihadist group. The United States continues to arm Nuruddin az-Zinki as it fights…