Al-Qaeda linked Syria group hails Bin Laden in Golan battle

A group of militants fighting with the al-Qaeda linked Jabhat al-Nusra group in Syria invoked terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden after a battle near the Israeli border, praising him for inaugurating “the age of great wars” with the 9/11 attacks.

In a video released by the group and translated by MEMRI on Friday, the militants are filmed walking through an olive grove in the Syrian Golan Heights carrying weapons and a black flag, with gunshots in the background.

Crawling through trenches, the fighters then come upon the bloodied corpses of soldiers which appear to be from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, which they dismiss as “bodies of Alawite Army” troops…