Jund Al-Aqsa Terrorists Leaving Idlib for Raqqa
The Kurdish-language Hawar news quoted informed sources as saying that Jund al-Aqsa whose forces were deployed in Idlib has started relocating its forces to Raqqa along with their weapons and families via al-Khanasser road after establishing close ties with ISIL.
Noting that the retreat will last until Monday, the sources underlined that Jund al-Aqsa has already sent its heavy weapons and armored vehicles to Raqqa before leaving Idlib.
Jund al-Aqsa is an ally of Ahrar al-Sham, but after the recent clashes with Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at that is mainly comprised of al-Nusra Front terrorists it reinvigorated its old ties with ISIL once again to relocated troops to Raqqa.
Jund al-Aqsa’s top commander visited Raqqa last week in preparation for the relocation plan.
Late in January, al-Nusra Front and several militant groups declared forming a new coalition under the name of 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 act under the command of Abu Jaber Hashem al-Sheikh, who was one of the commanders of Ahrar al-Sham. The new coalition led by al-Sheikh is now fighting against Ahrar al-Sham, a rival terrorist group operating mainly in Northwestern Syria.
Al-Sheikh resigned from his post in Ahrar al-Sham after he was appointed as the commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.
A number of Ahrar al-Sham’s commanders, including the groups’ spokesman Abu Yusuf al-Mohajer, Hesam Salameh and Abu al-Fatah al-Farqali Mesri also joined the new coalition.
Terrorist groups’ websites claimed that Al-Nusra Commander Abu Mohammad al-Joulani will be the top commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.
Ahrar al-Sham rejected its affiliation to the new coalition, but websites close to the terrorist groups have disclosed that Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Sham, Jeish al-Izzah, Turkistani party and Liwa al-Tamkin will soon start a new front called Tahrir al-Syria Front.
Nusra terrorists have been attacking positions of other terrorist rivals across Northwestern Syria.