Al-Nusra Front in Syria Plots Terror Attacks Against UK, Europe
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, an al-Qaeda branch in Syria that has formally ended ties with all foreign parties, is planning terror attacks in Europe, including Britain, The Times reported Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Sources in the know told The Times newspaper last night that leaders of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, were actively working on plans to attack the United Kingdom and other targets across Europe after Daesh, another major terror group in Syria, suffered a series of setbacks on the ground.
UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has described the al-Qaeda offshoot as a “very direct threat” to the United Kingdom and the region, according to the British outlet. Russia and the US-led coalition have been separately fighting Daesh in Syria. Russia has also been conducting airstrikes against Jabhat Fateh al-Sham positions, while accusing the United States of sparing the militant group. Both Daesh and Nusra are considered terrorist organizations by the United Nations.
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