Syria’s al-Qaeda chief says no plans to attack the West

BEIRUT – The leader of al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria said Thursday they have no plans to attack the West and denies that the so-called Khorasan group exists.

The Syrian known as Abu Muhammed al-Golani, who heads the Nusra Front, said the aim of his group is to march to the capital Damascus and bring down President Bashar Assad’s government. Al-Golani said that the directions they have received from al-Qaeda’s leadership are “not to use Syria for attacks against the West and Europe.”



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