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Heavy Infighting Erupts between Terrorist Groups in Idlib

8 October 2016 8:32



Southern Idlib has been the scene of fierce clashes between Ahrar al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa, field sources said Friday, adding that scores of militants from both sides have been killed or wounded in the clashes.

“Ahrar al-Sham fighters arrested a number of Jund al-Aqsa near Saraqib and stormed the house of Ali al-Issa, one of the commanders of Ahrar al-Sham, that resulted in the escalation of fightings between the rival terrorist groups,” the sources said.

“In Khan Sheikhoun, Jund al-Aqsa captured Ahrar al-Sham positions and then the town,” the sources added.

In the meantime, Syrian fighter jets bombed heavily a base of the terrorists in the Eastern side of al-Dana, leaving scores of militants dead.

Reports said earlier today that one of the notorious commanders of Ahrar al-Sham was killed in heavy fighting with Jund al-Aqsa terrorist group in Southern Idlib.

Jom’ah Hawash nom de guerre Abu Talib was killed in clashes with Jund al-Aqsa fighters in Khan Sheikhoun.

Media sources in Idlib last month disclosed intense infighting among two terrorist groups stationed in the province’s Ariha region.

“The differences have increased among the Jund al-Aqsa and Ahrar al-Sham terrorist groups in Ariha region in Idlib province in the Northwestern part of Syria,” the Arabic-language media quoted an informed source at the time.

“The differences intensified between the two terrorist groups after a Jund al-Aqsa terrorist attacked the brother of the commander of Ahrar al-Sham’s Ariha Battalion,” the sources said.

Infighting has increased among rival terrorist groups in Idlib province after they have come under the Syrian army siege and lost vast parts of lands across Syria, specially in neighboring Aleppo, to the government forces.

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