The Wall Street Journal quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on the Nusra Front, an al Qaeda affiliate, as a potential ally in the fight against ISIS:

“Nusra has been a real magnet for young Syrian fighters who don’t have any particular jihadist or even radical sectarian agenda,” said Frederic Hof, who served as President Obama’s envoy to the Syrian opposition and is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

“They have found in Nusra two things. It is well-resourced…And Nusra seems to have been willing to fight the regime and not to engage in some of the corrupt activities and warlordism that you would find elsewhere within the panoply of Syrian opposition.”

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