Saturday, June 8, 2013

al Qaeda chief arbitrates Syria’s 'jihad crisis'

"... It is unclear whether Baghdadi will accept the al-Qaeda leader’s ruling, and what impact it will have on the ground.The fighters who left al-Nusra to join the ISIL might not want to rejoin the group, according to those close to Baghdadi. "Ninety percent of the Arab and foreign fighters [battling in Syria] joined ISIL," said Abu Osama al-Iraqi, an activist affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq.
"It will be hard for them to take a step backward."..."

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