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Jabhat Fateh al Sham, ‘third generation’ of Jihadism in Syria.

Abu Mohammad al-Julani in this mugshot image taken at Camp Bucca, Iraq.

Still image taken from video shows Abu Mohamad al-Golani (C), the leader of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, delivering a statemtent at an unknown location. Photo credit to Reuters

Still image taken from video shows Abu Mohamad al-Golani (C), the leader of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, delivering a statemtent at an unknown location. Photo credit to Reuters

Still image taken from video shows Abu Mohamad al-Golani (C), the leader of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, delivering a statemtent at an unknown location. Photo credit to Reuters

Still image taken from video shows Abu Mohamad al-Golani (C), the leader of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, delivering a statemtent at an unknown location. Photo credit to Reuters

In order to replace ISIS & al Qaeda, a “third generation” of jihadists could soon rise to power in Syria. The country might be taken over by jihadists who want to build their own state like ISIS, but with less violence.

Abu Mohammad al-Julani in this mugshot image taken at Camp Bucca, Iraq.

Abu Mohammad al-Julani in this mugshot image taken at Camp Bucca, Iraq.

Jabhat al-Nusra, Al Qaeda’s powerful Syrian affiliate, recently renamed itself Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in an effort to moderate its image. The hope is that the group will be able to both win over Sunni locals who might be unwilling to embrace the “Al Qaeda” name and avoid targeting from the West, which had been hitting Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria. Read article here