Idlib: Liwa Al-Aqsa Executes 70 Rival Jeish Al-Nasr Terrorists, Commanders
“Liwa al-Aqsa has executed at least 70 members of the Jeish al-Nasr terrorists who had been captured in Northern Hama,” sources said.
They said that 11 commanders and 3 media people of Jeish al-Nasr terrorist group were among the 70 executed by Liwa al-Aqsa.
The sources also said that around 400 terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) – that is mainly formed of Al-Nusra terrorists – were also killed in clashes with Jund al-Aqsa.
Earlier in February, media sources privy to the terrorist groups disclosed that the newly-formed Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) has declared war on Jund al-Aqsa after the latter managed to take control of several towns in Southern Idlib.
The sources said that Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at has declared war against Liwa al-Aqsa, a branch of Jund al-Aqsa in Hama province.
They added that one of Abu Abdul Malek al-Shami, a commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at, has underlined his forces’ firm will to annihilate Liwa al-Aqsa.
The sources said that combatants of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at have driven Liwa al-Aqsa forces out of the town of al-Tamanna in Southern Idlib.
The Hay’at’s decision to open war on Jund al-Aqsa came after the Liwa al-Aqsa took control of the town of Kafr Sajneh in Southern Idlib.
Later, Jund al-Aqsa terrorists continued their advances in the region and seized control over the town of Khan Sheikhoun and al-Tamanna.
Also, a group of terrorists affiliated to the newly-formed Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) entered a government hospital in the town of Ma’arat al-Nu’aman in Idlib province on Wednesday, using force, and took several guards of the medical center that were members of Ahrar al-Sham hostages.
Media sources affiliated to terrorist groups said that fighters of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at arrested Ahrar’s guards of the hospital on charges of assassinating the board’s forces.
Later, al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) and Faylaq al-Sham agreed to exclude the hospital in Ma’arat al-Nu’aman from their differences and set up their military centers far away from the medical center, allowing Nusra forces to guard the hospital.
Meantime, after Jeish al-Sonah joined the al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and Soqour al-Sham battalions launched heavy attacks on Jeish al-Sonah’s positions in the village of Tarmla in the Southeastern countryside of Idlib and seized most of their positions and arms depots, forcing them to leave the village .
In late January, al-Nusra Front and several militant groups declared that they decided to form a new coalition named Tahrir Al-Sham Hay’at to narrow down widening rifts amongst their commanders and members.
The Al-Nusra Front, Nouralddeen al-Zinki Movement, Jeish al-Sonah, Jabhat Ansaraldeen and Liwa al-Haq announced that they would act under a united coalition named the Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.
The five merged terrorist groups would act under the command of Abu Jaber Hashem al-Sheikh.
Hashem al-Sheikh was one of the commanders of Ahrar al-Sham. The new coalition led by al-Sheikh was against Ahrar al-Sham.
Al-Sheikh resigned from his post in Ahrar al-Sham after he was appointed as the commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.