Thursday, September 17, 2015

Syria 90 - Day Forecast: Jabhat Al- Nusra (JN)

By ISW Syria Team

Grand strategic objective:
  • Establish an Islamic Emirate in Syria that is a future component of the envisioned al-Qaeda Caliphate
  • Unify the global jihadist movement
Strategic objectives:
• Destroy the Assad regime
• Transform Syrian society from secular nationalism to an Islamic theocracy
• Establish locally-accepted governance as a precursor to an eventual Islamic Emirate
• Build an army to protect the Islamic Emirate by partnering with Syrian rebel groups
• Resolve the fitna, or schism, with ISIS
• Counter U.S. influence in Syria

Read the full report here.