Cole Bunzel  asks if there is more to the formal break between Al-Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusar than what first appears. He observes that while Zawahiri wants the Muslim community to give bay’a to Mawlawi Haybat Allah Akhunzada, he is also  happy to see the mujahidin in Syria form their own government. What is really going on? Bunzel does a great job outlining the debates and arguments between Jawlani, AQ, and ISIS. Find it at Jihadica!

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