Idlib governorate, in an area the Syrian regime and Russia bombed in 2019-2020.

The Jihadist

June 1, 2021 / 54m

Season 2021: Episode 3


Over most of two decades, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani’s life has been a roadmap of Islamist militancy in Iraq and Syria. Designated a terrorist by the United States, the powerful Syrian militant now seeks a new relationship with the West. In his first interview with a Western journalist, the former Al Qaeda commander tells FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith his fight is with Syrian President Assad, not the U.S.