Ghuraba al-Sham

Ghuraba al-Sham was widely believed by many Lebanese people to be smuggling fighters to Iraq during the Iraq War and later to the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp to help Fatah al-Islam under the alleged auspice of the Syrian government.  Founder Abu al-Qaqa is suspected of having played a major role in facilitating the entry of foreign fighters into Iraq through Syria. There were also apparently conflicting accusations of ties to al-Qaeda and/or Syrian intelligence but al-Qaqa was highly critical of Osama bin Laden's methods and organization, describing the latter as a creation of the CIA.This jihadist group should not be confused with the Syrian group that went by the same name until 2013. That group is a more moderate subset of the Free Syrian Army, currently comprised of a mixture of 100 secularists and Islamists and has since changed its name.VideoVideo: Abu al Qaqaa

Ghuraba al-Sham is an active group formed c. 2003.
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