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Jihadis from Caucasus form own group in Syria

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  • In this citizen journalism image provided by The Syrian Revolution against Bashar Assad which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian military tank burns Wednesday during clashes with Free Syrian army fighters in Joubar a suburb of Damascus, Syria.

      In this citizen journalism image provided by The Syrian Revolution against Bashar Assad which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian military tank burns Wednesday during clashes with Free Syrian army fighters in Joubar a suburb of Damascus, Syria.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

BEIRUT -- A foreign fighter in Syria says jihadis from the Caucasus have formed an independent fighting force.

In a video posted online Wednesday by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a man wearing a camouflage uniform is seen standing among other fighters, who he says have come to Syria from the Caucasus and Russia to wage jihad.

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The group is called The Mujahedin of the Caucasus and the Levant. The man says the group has no links with al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant groups which are among the most effective opposition forces.

Rami Abdul-Rahman, the Observatory's chief, said the video was taken in the northern Idlib province.

Thousands of foreign fighters have joined the fight since the conflict began in March 2011.

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