This file photo posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front on April 1, 2016, shows fighters marching toward the northern village of al-Ais in Aleppo province, Syria. (Al-Nusra Front via AP, File)
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Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan said Friday that changing the name of extremist groups as the Nusra Front has done will not change anything on the battlefield.Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani Thursday showed his face for the first time, sitting alongside two bearded men in a video message, aired on the Syrian opposition station Orient TV and Al-Jazeera.He also said the move upholds Osama bin Laden's dictations and was necessary "to protect the Levantine jihad".Before his announcement, Al-Qaeda's central leadership gave its blessing in a message from Ahmed Hassan Abu al-Kheir, the deputy of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri.
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