DUBAI — Al-Qaeda’s leader ordered the group’s Syrian affiliate, the al-Nusra Front, to end fighting with its jihadist rivals, in an audiotape posted online on Friday.
Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a message to al-Nusra chief Abu Mohammed al-Jolani, ordered that “all soldiers of the front immediately cease fighting” other jihadist groups.
Instead, he urged him to “devote himself to combat the enemies of Islam, specifically Baathists, Shiites and their allies.”
The Baath is the party of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Al-Qaeda is a hardline Sunni organization that considers Shiite Muslims, including the many volunteers from neighboring Iraq and Lebanon fighting alongside Assad’s forces, to be heretics.
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The millennial generation of jihadis are just impossible!