Turkey withdraws Jabhat al-Nusra from list of terrorist organizations

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 18


Turkey has withdrawn Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) from the list of terrorist organizations, Turkish newspaper Milliyet reported on June 18.

Reportedly, the organizations that have a connection to the Jabhat al-Nusra were also withdrawn from the list of terrorist organizations.

Earlier, it was reported that on June 3, Turkey listed Jabhat al-Nusra as a terrorist organization.

Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as Al-Nusra Front, is a terrorist organization created on January 23, 2012 during military operations between Syrian government forces and the opposition.

This organization denies its affiliation to the international terrorist organization al-Qaeda.

Jabhat al-Nusra claimed responsibility for 57 of 70 suicide attacks committed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria until early June 2013.

It was listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. in December 2012, the UN - in May 2013, Australia - in June 2013, and the UK in July 2013.

The Syrian conflict, which broke out in March 2011, killed over 150,000 people, more than 4.2 million people have become refugees in the Syrian territory, and 2.3 million people have fled to neighboring countries.

Syrian refugees mainly fled to Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey.

The total population of Syria before the conflict amounted to 20 million.

Edited by CN

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