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.