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EXCLUSIVE: Al-Nusra Front fight for control of Nobl and Zahraa

Al-Nusra Front have established themselves as one of the fiercest enemies of Syria's Assad
Equipment has flowed freely between different rebel groups raising fears that Western weaponry is being used by al-Qaeda (MEE/Ibrahim Khader)

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 Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Unlike their now more famous fellow travellers in the Islamic State, the Al-Nusra Front still claims to derive its authority from Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaeda.

Following our previous report from Aleppo, Middle East Eye's reporter travelled to a front set-up by the group against the Shiite-majority (and reportedly pro-regime) villages of Nobl and Zahraa, northwest of the city.

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