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Al-Qaeda Factions In Syria’s Greater Idlib Establish New Operations Room

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Al-Qaeda Factions In Syria’s Greater Idlib Establish New Operations Room

HTS fighters in northern Lattakia

Several al-Qaeda-affiliated factions have established a new operations room in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

In a statement released late on June 12, the factions said that the new operations room, dubbed “Fa Ithbatu,” [be steadfast] was formed to “repel the assaults of the aggressors and break the plots of the occupiers.”

The operations room’s factions were named as the following:

  • Horas al-Din;
  • Ansar al-Din;
  • Ansar al-Islam;
  • Liwa al-Muqatlin al-Ansar;
  • Tansiqiyat al-Jihad.

The Fa Ithbatu operation room will likely be succeeding the so-called wa-Harid al-Mu’minin operations room, which was formed in 2018.

Large terrorist groups, like Horas al-Din and Ansar al-Islam, were founders of wa-Harid al-Mu’minin. The new operations room, however, will also include factions led by terrorists who recently defected from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.

Liwa al-Muqatlin al-Ansar is being led by Abu Malek al-Tali, a prominent field commander that left HTS earlier this year. Sources in HTS claimed that al-Tali returned to the group later. However, these claims were not apparently accurate.

Tansiqiyat al-Jihad is led by Abu al-Abd al-Ashda, a former commander of HTS’ Umar ibn al-Khattab Army. Last year, al-Ashda exposed HTS’ corruption in a video message that went viral. The group arrested him. However, he was released soon after.

Some opposition activists claimed that the operations room will also include several smaller units led by commanders who apparently defected from HTS in secret. However, these claims are yet to be verified.

The presence of factions which are known to be hostile to HTS, like Horas al-Din, as well as defectors from the group itself indicates that the Fa Ithbatu operations room will be hostile towards the group.

The new operations room will likely work to sabotage the current ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey on March 5.

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  • cechas vodobenikov

    al qaeda= amerikans, israelis, turkeys

  • Fantax

    I don’t care anymore who is going to win, I don’t trust Russia anymore but please stop the bloodbath in Syria!

    • guest

      Russia is weak and Putin is part of the Zionist cabal. Russia can never be trusted.

      • Ashok Varma

        That is why India has diversified its military suppliers.

        • Free man

          Russia is India’s largest arms supplier.
          You are not an Indian, you are an Iranian supporter of the mullahs regime that constantly slander Russia.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            haha and you are butthurt Jew CUNT with Iranophobia ROFLMAO :)

          • Free man

            Says Iranian mullahs regime supports posing as Buddhist.
            Do you have anything else to write about the damages caused by pork steak ?

  • ali

    New American money has arrived i see.

  • Pave Way IV

    So the al Mummy ops room is toast? WTF? That lasted like nine months. The head-choppers are going to blow through their entire budget printing up new flags and logos.

  • Al Balog
  • Toni Liu

    Seems there will be another infighting with hts or battle with saa in immediate future

  • Chinese Dog

    Russia should stay away from China if it wants American and NATO friendship

    • Fantax

      Americans give you a fake friendship and will stab you at the first occasion, China gives you $, which one would you prefer?

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Can’t help it turd can you :)

  • ColinNZ

    Maybe a few kalibrs need to gatecrash this operations room.

  • Brother Ma

    All Turcoalphabets with name – changes designed by Zio /American public relations specialists. Same feces ,different bucket. Rain fire and lead on them all!

  • Free man

    As I’ve been writing for over a year:
    1. The war in Syria must end with a diplomatic agreement that the Russians will lead.
    2. Iranian forces must leave Syria. As long as they are in Syria the war will not end.
    3. Only Russia can and should rebuild Syria. And this is what Syria must focus on now.
    If what I wrote doesn’t happen soon, Assad’s Syria may collapse.