20-05-2022 11:57 PM Jerusalem Timing

Terrorist Attempts to Change Image Futile: Russian Foreign Ministry

Terrorist Attempts to Change Image Futile: Russian Foreign Ministry

Nusra Front, whatever it calls itself, has been an illegal terrorist organization that has no other purpose than to create a so-called "Caliphate" with cruel and barbaric methods, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Russian Foreign MinistryNusra Front, whatever it calls itself, has been an illegal terrorist organization that has no other purpose than to create a so-called "Caliphate" with cruel and barbaric methods, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Any attempt by a terrorist organization to change its image is futile, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday, commenting on the Nusra Front leader’s announcement of a split from al-Qaeda, Sputnik reported.

In a Thursday video, Nusra Front leader Mohammed al-Jolani said the group had split from al-Qaeda and changed its name to Jabhat Fateh al Sham, or "The Front for Liberation of al Sham."

"There is no need to prove that all attempts by terrorists to change their image are futile," the ministry said in a commentary.

The ministry added that the international community will continue its consistent fight against terrorist "fanatics" until their complete destruction.