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SEPTEMBER 2020

Al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda) Launches Large-Scale Offensive against Rival Groups in Aleppo & Idlib

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The Jabhat Fateh al-Sham(al-Nusra Front) terrorist group has launched a large-scale offensive against rival militants in Idlib and Aleppo provinces.

Al-Nusra (Al-Qaeda) Launches Large-Scale Offensive against Rival Groups in Aleppo & Idlib

Fighters of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo (Photo: Getty Images)

Terrorists of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) group have launched a large-scale offensive against militants of Ahrar al-Sham and the Jaish al-Mujahadeen coalition of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) armed opposition faction in Idlib and Aleppo provinces in northwestern Syria. According to some reports, the the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki Islamist group is also involved in the infighting on the side of the al-Nusra Front.

Reportedly, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists managed to take control of Kafr Hamra, Anadan and Hayyan towns, forcing militants of the rival groups to retreat from these populated localities. At the same time, the al-Nusra Front also besieged al-Dana town, located in Idlib province.

In addition, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists blocked key civil infrastructures, controlled by the group, and turned off the internet all over the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib.

Local residents of militant-held Saraqib town protest these aggressive actions of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham against other militant groups.

A media wing of the Jaish al-Mujahadeen released a statement, in which the coalition expressed surprise and shock, caused by the offensive of the al-Nusra Front.

The development became a continuation of fierce clashes, which erupted between terrorists of the Ahrar al-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham groups in Iblin town, located near the al-Zawiyeh mountain in northwestern Syria, and resulted in a number of victims from all the sides.

Earlier, all the sides, involved in this infighting, jointly operated against the pro-government forces under the Jaish al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) and Fatah Halab (Conquest Aleppo) joint-operational command structures. However, after they were defeated in the battle for Aleppo, tensions between various groups of the militants’ alliance have significantly risen.

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