Al-Nusra, Other Terrorist Groups Set up Joint Operation Room to Slow Down Syrian Army Advances
The websites reported that the commanders of Al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, Nouralddeen al-Zinki and Jeish al-Ahrar held a meeting on Monday to pave the ground for the establishment of Join Operation Room to slow down the army’s advances in Northeastern Hama and Idlib province.
Abdullah Mohammad al-Muhaysini, the commander and Mufti (religious leader) of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board), Mosleh al-Alyani, Chief Commander of Al-Nusra Abu Mohammad al-Joulani, Chief Commander of Ahrar al-Sham Hassan Soufan, Chief Commander of Jeish al-Ahrar Abu Saleh Tahan and Chief Commander of Nouralddeen al-Zinki Tawafoq Shahab participated in the Monday meeting, the websites disclosed.
The websites reported that the terrorist groups agreed on four paragraphs, including setting up a Joint Operation Room (reestablishing Jeish al-Fatah), ending infighting between Al-Nusra and al-Zinki, releasing each other’s prisoners and paying salaries of the members of Ahrar al-Sham and Jeish al-Ahrar by Al-Nusra in several phases.
Military sources said earlier today that the army units stormed the Al-Nusra gathering centers and strongholds in their push towards the villages of Abu Dali in Southeastern Idlib, killing or wounding over 50 terrorists.
The sources further added that other terrorist groups in Idlib province have rushed to assist Al-Nusra with fresh forces and military equipment to slow down the army men’s advances towards Abu al-Dhohour base in Southeastern Idlib and also towards Morek and Khan Sheikhoun, the main bastions of the terrorists in Southern and Eastern Idlib.
The army soldiers are pushing towards Abu al-Dhohour base through Northeastern Hama, Ithriya-al-Shakousiyeh in Hama and Khanasser in Southern Aleppo.
Reports said on Monday that the army troops pushed the Al-Nusra Front back from more regions in Northeastern Hama and entered Idlib province for the first time in the last three years.
The army men exchanged heavy fire with the Al-Nusra in Northeastern Hama and imposed control over the town of al-Mosheirefeh in Southern Idlib, entering the Northwestern province for the first time after three years.
Also, a field source confirmed that the army entered Idlib province.