jabhat al-nusra


Meeting the Future Suicide Bombers of the al-Nusra Front

We spoke to Paul Refsdal about his new film 'Dugma: The Button', in which he shadows a group of Jabhat al-Nusra fighters who have added their names to the "martyr list."
David Hillier
middle east

Al-Qaeda just got dumped by its partner in Syria — and it's not good for the US

Jabhat al-Nusra, one of Syria's strongest rebel forces, is officially breaking ties with the international terrorist organization and forming a new group to better fend off the Assad regime.
Davide Mastracci
war and conflict

Osama bin Laden's Son Hamza Calls for Jihadi Unity in Syria

Rallying around the fight in Syria, the young bin Laden said, would eventually pave the way for a collective battle to remove Israel from Palestine.
war and conflict

Syria's Fragile Ceasefire Threatened by New Fighting Near Aleppo

Syrian rebels and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front have reportedly mounted a new offensive and seized control of a strategic position south of Aleppo.
Reuters and VICE News
defense & security

When Canadian Police Can't Charge People for Terrorism, They Use Peace Bonds

Omar Elabi, whose brother says he fought with both Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State, was arrested after a bomb scare last week, but not charged. Police applied their legal weapon: the peace bond.
Tamara Khandaker
middle east

Syrian Ceasefire Sees Popular Backlash Against Al-Qaeda

Recent clashes between rebels from the secular Free Syrian Army and the hardine religious al-Nusra are a sign of just how serious tensions have become, commanders from both groups told VICE News.
John Beck
crime & drugs

Canadian Cops Arrest An Ontario Student on Suspicion He Intended to Join a Terrorist Group

The 23-year-old Ontario man was arrested on terrorism and weapons charges by Canadian cops on Friday, as Canadian cops try to stem the flow of foreign fighters.
Justin Ling
war and conflict

The Islamic State Tried to Seize a Town Right After the Ceasefire Took Effect in Syria

Kurdish forces repelled an Islamic State assault on the city of Tal Abyad that was launched just hours after a "cessation of hostilities" began in Syria.
Tess Owen
war and conflict

At 11th Hour, UN Security Council Demands That Syria's Warring Parties Adhere to Ceasefire

The endorsement of a US/Russia-brokered cessation of hostilities agreement insisted that fighting among rival factions stop, but the ceasefire does not include the Islamic State or the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.
Samuel Oakford
war and conflict

Faced With A Russian Onslaught, Syrian Rebels Are Calling for Help From All Muslims

Syrian rebel brigades and religious scholars have issued calls for all able-bodied Muslim men to join the fight against the Assad regime and its allies.
Sam Heller
war and conflict

This Is What It Looks Like When Syrian Rescuers Search for Airstrike Survivors

The Syrian Civil Defense group shared helmet-cam footage that shows the chaotic rescue effort in the aftermath of suspected Russian airstrikes.
crime & drugs

German Salafist Preacher Who Led ‘Sharia Police’ Suspected of Supporting Terror Group in Syria

VICE News interviewed Sven Lau in 2014 for a documentary about the tensions within Germany between the far-right street movement Hooligans Against Salafists and Muslim groups.
VICE News and Reuters