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    US to Take Same Approach to Nusra Front Amid Alleged Divorce With Al-Qaeda

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    US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said that the Nusra Front will be still a legitimate military target despite the group's decisison to change name and break with al-Qaeda.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US approach to the Nusra Front will not change amid the terrorist group’s announcing a name change and vow to break with al-Qaeda, US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a briefing on Wednesday.

    "We [the United States] certainly see no reason to believe their [Nusra Front] actions or their objectives are any different," Kirby stated when asked if the group was still a legitimate military target given the terrorist claims to break with al-Qaeda.

    Kirby continued, “There has been no communication that I am aware of that would indicate any sort of different approach to this group at this point."

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