Syria: Jeish Al-Fath Terrorists Alliance Cracks, Jund Al-Aqsa Defects
Jund al-Aqsa terrorist group in a statement announced its separation from the Jeish al-Fath umbrella.
Jund al-Aqsa announced that it has defected the Jeish al-Fath Alliance because it has been under the pressure of another alliance member, Ahrar al-Sham, to fight the ISIL.
However, Jund al-Aqsa, reiterated that it does not support the ISIL, although it believes that fighting the ISIL under the present conditions will not be a wise decision.
Jund al-Aqsa terrorist group also announced that another reason for its separation from Alliance is “the dependence of some Jeish al-Fath members on the Turkish government”.
The Jund al-Aqsa’s separation from Jeish al-Fath came as the Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance forces backed by Russian airstrikes have made considerable military gains in recent weeks.
Political observers believe that that the defection will expedite the defeat of the militant groups fighting President Bashar Assad’s government in Syria.
Jeish al-Fath is a military alliance of the terrorist groups that was formed by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar on March 24.
Jeish al-Fath comprises several Takfiri and non-Takfiri terrorist groups and one of the main reasons for the rise of clashes among Jeish al-Fath subgroups is their ideological differences.
There are many subgroups, including Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra Front, in Jeish al-Fath that do not agree politically, but have banded together for territorial gains.
Al-Nusra Front is the official branch of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Syria.