Syria: Rift Widening between Terrorists of FSA, Tahrir Al-Sham Haya’at
The websites quoted one of the commanders of FSA-linked Tajamo’a Thawar Al-Atareb as saying that unknown assailants abducted Ens Ibrahim Abu Zeid, a field commander of the group near the town of al-Atareb.
The websites added that Tajamo’a Thawar Al-Atareb blamed that Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at was behind the abduction of Abu Zeid, because Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at had previously captured several senior commanders of the group.
The websites also disclosed that Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at is planning to take control over al-Atareb town.
Late in January, Al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham 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.