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Greater Idlib: Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Kicks Off Operation Against Muslim al-Shishani

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Greater Idlib: Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Kicks Off Operation Against Muslim al-Shishani

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On July 15, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, launched a security operation against Infamous Chechen leader Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani and his group Junud al-Sham.

According to Syrian opposition sources, a large security force of HTS stormed several positions of Junud al-Sham in the northern countryside of Lattakia, including the group’s main headquarters in the town of al-Yumaidah.

HTS security forces are searching for al-Shishani, who reportedly took to northern Lattakia mountains along with his best militants.

Last month, HTS asked al-Shishani to join its ranks or leave Greater Idlib along with his militants. The leader was shocked by HTS’s demands.

Al-Shishani refused to joint HTS. Last week, however, the leader decided to dissolve his group and leave Greater Idlib along with his militants.

The motives behind HTS’ decision to launch an operation against Junud al-Sham remain unclear. Al-Shishani and his militants, who have been fighting in the northern countryside of Lattakia for over eight years, could pose a challenge to HTS. Many hardliners in Greater Idlib are already criticizing the group’s aggression against al-Shishani.


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I hope they hack each other to pieces.

Peter Jennings

Operation Two Moles In A Bucket. It had to happen sooner or later.

The terrorists are down on manpower and want to merge the groups so as to appear a solid force when in reality they exist in pockets only, waiting around for the day they get a visit from the SAA. They all want to be head honcho and make their fortunes before the lid finally closes on Idlib.

Maybe Junud al-Sham is a potential spanner in the US, nato, Turkish, works? Perhaps they aren’t good at taking orders? Maybe Abu needs to realise that in the scheme of things his group is very small potatoes.


I couldn’t care less why they’re fighting each other. I just want them to fight each other.

drunk russian

islam finished?

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