Al-Nusra Front on Verge of Full Collapse
Al-Waqt news website reported that al-Nusra Front’s repeated defeats, specially in Aleppo, have dissuaded other armed groups from joining the terrorist group. Increased assassination of al-Nusra ringleaders have also shaken off their formation.
Al-Waqt pointed to the recent remarks by Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, a senior al Qaeda-linked cleric and the religious leader of Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups, on the failure of plans to unite the terrorist groups in Syria, and wrote it cannot be accepted that the al-Nusra Front is in pursuit of unity with other terrorist groups since it is after leading and influencing other groups.
The report added that the deep ideological differences among the terrorist groups in Syria have driven the al-Nusra Front to attack the positions and centers of other other groups in addition to assassination of their leaders.
Local sources said on Saturday that terrorist groups increased attacks on each others across Idlib province, while terror operations against commanders have been on the rise in recent weeks in the militant-held regions in the province.
The sources said that senior Commander of Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) Abu Ali al-Tunisi was killed in a terrorist attack on a road to the town of Qemaynas in Southeastern Idlib.
At least 20 Turkistani terrorists were killed in an attack by rival terrorists on a building in Jabal al-Arbaeen in the town of Ariha, they added.
Ahrar al-Sham and Fatah al-Sham are accusing each other of being the main cause of disunity and insecurity in Idlib and its countryside.
Ahrar al-Sham believes that Fatah al-Sham’s opposition to merging militant groups is the cause of disunity and insecurity.
Al-Omar, one of the commanders of Ahrar, said those members of ISIL that are now among Jund al-Aqsa and have made allegiance to Fatah al-Sham are in charge of insecurity and terror in Idlib.