Sam Heller provides a very important analysis on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s recent consolidation of power in northwestern Syria and what this means for the opposition as a whole. He explains Tahrir al-Sham’s attempts to hide its AQ influence and appeal to foreign powers, yet explains that these external powers will not be fooled by HTS’s facade, and as a result, the group will inevitably fail. A must read for those interested in Al-Qaeda’s project in Syria.

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