Nusra Front renames itself Jabhat Fatah al Sham so international community can no longer use pretext of its affiliation with Al-Qaida to attack Syrians, group's leader says.
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Assad, meanwhile, issued a decree offering an amnesty to armed opposition fighters who surrender within three months and urging all detainees to be freed.
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The proposal envisages Washington and Moscow sharing intelligence to coordinate air strikes against the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and prohibit the Syrian air force from attacking moderate rebel groups.
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