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Syria's Assad says ex-Nusra behind bombing of convoy - Mayadeen TV

The Nusra Front was al-Qaeda's formal affiliate in Syria until it broke off its allegiance to the global militant movement last year.

FILE: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Picture: AFP.

DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was quoted on Friday as saying that the group formerly known as the Nusra Front carried out the bombing of a convoy of evacuees from two Shi'ite villages on Saturday that killed 126.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing. Assad's comments were quoted by the Lebanese pro-Syrian government al-Mayadeen television channel.

The Nusra Front was al-Qaeda's formal affiliate in Syria until it broke off its allegiance to the global militant movement last year. It joined some other jihadist groups in a new alliance called Tahrir al-Sham in January.

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