The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
Jabhat al-Nusra announced that it has received monthly stipend from Islamic State of Iraq (ISI). The leader of ISI, al-Baghdadi announced that they merged both groups and they shall be known as The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. This will probably kindle the already escalating sectarianism in the country. Whether the Syrian civil war will be stopped through negotiation or intervention, there will be blood in post-Assad Syria, probably a protracted civil war. The below video shows the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham executing three soldiers loyal to Assad. The group calls for revenge against Alawites and Assad after Banias massacre.