EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Al-Nusra Front and the battle for Syria's Aleppo

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Al-Nusra Front and the battle for Syria's Aleppo

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Middle East Eye gained entrance to the war-torn city to bring an exclusive insight into the lives of al-Nusra Front militants

Al-Nusra Front fighters were drawn from all over the world (MEE/ Ibrahim Khader)
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Jabhat al-Nusra, or the al-Nusra Front, have since their formation in January 2012 established themselves as one of the most fearsome groups fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Unlike the now more famous, Islamic State group, the Nusra Front still claims to derive its authority from Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaeda. Middle East Eye's contributors travelled to Orchard Palace in Aleppo, to capture exclusive footage of the al-Nusra Front in action, still fighting to bring down Assad and establish an Islamic state of their own in the country.

Camera/reporting: Ibrahim Khader
Voice/edited: Alex MacDonald