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US State Department assure its firmness of its attitude from Tahrir al-Sham

  Monday 15th May 2017

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Canadian CBC website published yesterday report titles “Al-Qaeda branch in Syria removed from terrorist organization list”reported State Department statement by Nicole Thompson say “though closely affiliated with al-Nusra,Tahrir al-Sham is not designated terrorist organization”.

Report virally shared by Arab and foreign websites pointed that Thompson said:the statement published before from the state department should’ve said “Nusra is a terrorist organization but not existing anymore”.

But US State Department denied the news on tweet published on State official Arabic account said:what was mentioned in CBC and al-Dorar about our attitude toward Hayet Tahrir al-Sham is incorrect and contain a false explain to our attitude”.

The Department emphasize in its denial on the firmness of its attitude on Tahrir al-Sham and the statement of US special representative to Syria Maichel Ratni issued on March still active because it is correct and never been modified.

US special representative to Syria Ratni announced on 10th March US attitude toward Tahrir al-Sham which US terror organization list “al-Nusra Front”its back bone,saying changing names won’t change the enlisting.