American authorities say that terrorists will not be able to cheat US “name change”
The US state Department has made the group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” in the list of terrorist organizations. It was established in 2017 on the basis of the organization “Frente al-Nusra”, which also previously made the list of terrorists. This shall be indicated in the message, published on the Department’s website.
The document notes that “al-Nusra” went into creating new child groups in Syria in January 2017, to continue their terrorist activities and try to deceive the United States “change of name”.
However, the coordinator of the Department for the fight against terrorism, the Ambassador Nathan Sayles noted that such attempts at “rebranding” affiliates “al-Qaeda” are doomed to failure.
It is known that “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” controls part of Idlib province in Northern Syria and is fighting with the troops of President Assad and the Syrian rebels groups.