Salafist Jihadist Movement in Jordan Says Al-Nusra Front, ISIS Decided to Enter Lebanon

A leader in the Salafist Jihadist movement in Jordan announced on Thursday that the al-Qaida-affiliated Al-Nusra Front in Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have officially decided to militarily enter Lebanon.

"Al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani and ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took the decision to officially and openly enter Lebanon,” the leader told the Washington-based United Press International.

"They want to be militarily present in the country until Hizbullah withdraws its fighters from Syrian territories and frees all detainees it is holding as captives,” he explained.

The leader did not, however, provide any additional information in his message to the UPI.

The Salafist Jihadist Movement in Jordan is allied with both ISIS and Al-Nusra Front in Syria.

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