Rename the group “Jabhat al-Nusra”* may be the new project for the conquest of the territories for a worldwide Caliphate with ISIS or instead of it, said to RIA Novosti on Friday, a military analyst, Professor of political science and sociology, Russian University of Economics named after G. V. Plekhanov, candidate of political Sciences, Colonel Alexander Perendzhiev.
“Jabhat al-Nusra” was considered a wing of “al-Qaeda” in Syria. Now the breakaway terrorist group took a new name — “jabhat al Fatah al-sham”, which translates as “Front of the conquest of the Levant” (formerly “Front support of the people of Levant”).
Leaders of the group hope that this step will allow the militants to escape from Russian air strikes and the coalition headed by the USA against the background of active discussion of plans to strengthen the exchange of information between Moscow and Washington on Syria. However, it was already stated that this will not change the relationship to the group as a terrorist organization.
“This is not rebranding, and renaming is not only the fact that the terrorists of this organization is going to avoid air strikes. Rename the terrorist group “Jabhat al-Nusra” may be the new project for the conquest of the territories for a worldwide Caliphate with ISIS or is this organization,” said Perendzhiev.
*The terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG) and “Jabhat al-Nusra (jabhat al Fatah al-sham”) is banned in Russia and other countries.