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A Jihadist Group by Any Other Name

Aug 1, 2016 | 16:15 GMT
 A Jihadist Group by Any Other Name
Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in Aleppo head to the front lines in May 2015. The group recently renamed itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, but that does not mean its composition or connections have changed.
(FADI AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jabhat al-Nusra, one of the most effective groups fighting alongside the Syrian rebels, has changed its name in a last-ditch effort to make itself more difficult for the United States to target. Abu Mohammad al-Julani, Jabhat al-Nusra's leader, announced on July 28 that the group had severed all ties to...

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