The Myth of a "Locally Focused" Former Al Qaeda Affiliate in Syria

Jennifer Cafarella
Syria Analyst, Institute for the Study of War

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The Author is Jennifer Cafarella

Jennifer Cafarella is the Evans Hanson Fellow and a Syria Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, where she focuses on the Syrian civil war and opposition groups, as well as the activities of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).  Ms. Cafarella has studied and researched Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, since 2014 and wrote a comprehensive report focusing on their military capabilities, modes of governance, and long-term... Read More

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