A major coalition of rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has denounced Jabhar al-Nusra's pledge of allegiance to Al-Qaeda.
Groups including the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front (SILF) urged insurgents on late on Thursday to unite behind moderate Islam.
"When we in Syria launched our jihad against the sectarian regime, we did not do so for the sake of allegiance to a man here or another there," the SILF said in a written statement
The SILF comprises some 20 rebel groups, and is represented in the mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army's command council.
It includes Liwa al-Tawhid, Suqour al-Sham, Liwa al-Islam and the Farouk brigade, which are among the opposition's most prominent insurgent forces.
The statement, posted on the SILF's Facebook page, followed a raging debate among rebels and activists over a surprise announcement by Jabhar al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani of allegiance to al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. - AFP
al Qaeda Iraq sudden announcement just prior to G8 foreign summit, and criminal Assad troops made a big announcement going to war with al Qaeda terrirost al Nursra.... and al Nursra leader said the below
in this mean actually criminal assad gets most benefit from the above Iraq al Qaeda announcement and alliance with al Nursa, but no one else so we can sense that something not quite right in here....
BUT the above FSA heroes' nimble denouncement of al Nusra great and wise! So we shall see and let the criminal Assad and the prowess formidable al Nursa fight, and FSA just take opportunistic advantage of name of the God, thank god all brotherly cooperation in here ...