Al Jazeera exclusive: Former leader of al-Nusra Front confirming split from al-Qaeda

Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive video of the former leader of al Nusra Front confirming the group’s split from Al Qaeda.
Abu Muhammad Al-Julani appears in vision for the first time to announce his group’s name has also changed to Jabhat Fath al Sham or The Front for liberation of al Sham.

It follows earlier reports that the leader of Al Qaeda had approved the split so the Nusra forces could concentrate on their fight against the Syrian government and other rebel groups.

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