Al Qaeda graduation day in Idlib, Syria

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has posted a series of photos showing what appears to be more than 100 newly-graduated jihadists in Idlib.

In late March, Al Nusrah and its jihadist allies overran the provincial capital of Idlib. Their coalition, named Jaysh al Fateh (“Army of Conquest”), has continued to fight against regime forces in the surrounding areas in the weeks that followed.

Al Nusrah began a big push in northern Syria late last year, taking the fight to both Western-backed rebel groups and Bashar al Assad’s regime.

Al Nusrah posted the photos reproduced below for propaganda purposes. However, the images do document the organization’s ability to churn out numerous new trainees…