Iraq leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
announcing the merger with al-Nusra on Tuesday, said in an audio message:
"It is time to announce to the Levantine people and the whole world that
Jabhat al-Nusra is merely an extension and part of the Islamic State of
The following day al-Nusra's leader, Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani, pledged allegiance to al Qa'ida in
but added his group had not been consulted prior to al-Baghadi's statement.
This has happen just in time with G8 foreign ministers summit UK, you wonder why, this is another criminal Assad trick? al Qaeda goes whoever support them. Most of al Nusra members are joined the group because of its resources as the world do nothing, in my view if US et al arm the FSA there would very large number of them are going back to FSA.