A former official of Ahrar al-Sham, Labib al-Nahas, condemned Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani.
He published a series of tweets accusing HTS of planning a comprehensive war against the Syrian revolution. In a tweet, he said that Al-Julani is an adventurer who takes his own decisions and jumps into the unknown.
Al-Nahas accused Al-Julani of allegiance to Al-Qaeda and gave the enemies of the Syrian revolution all the excuses to fight it, and put the interest of his organization above the interest of all.
“Al-Qaeda isn’t a social club you entre and then cancel your participation, this matter has consequences that shouldn’t be paid by the people, not even by HTS fighters themselves,” Al-Nahas said.
He also accused Al-Julani of working to fight Turkey, and criticized both Nour al-Din al-Zanki movement and Jaysh al-Ahrar on their support for the HTS.
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Al-Nahas was the head of the Office of Foreign Relations, but was removed from his position earlier this month. However, his brother Kinan al-Nahas member of the Shura Council of Ahrar al-Sham movement, and the two brothers have significant influence in the movement, according to opposition sources.
According to leaks published by opposition sources, Al-Julani took the decision to fight Ahrar Al-Sham two weeks ago, but he doesn’t want to rush because of the opposition of some HTS commanders, including Abu Mariah Al-Qahtani, Abu Al-Harith al-Masri, and Abu Abdullah Al-Muhaisani, while other HTS commanders encourage Abu Muhammad al-Julani to confront Ahrar al-Sham Including Abu Hussein al-Ordoni, the commander of the Elite Army in HTS,.
According to the source, HTS plan is to control certain sectors of Ahrar al-Sham and isolate Saraqib and Al-Zawya mountain and tp separat Sahl al-Ghab from the north.