Abu Khadijah al-Furtai, a security commander of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), has appeared to be a spy of the Syrian military, pro-government sources and media activists say.
According to reports, he was providing governemnt forces with data about military activities of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies in the militant-held part of Idlib. Recently, Al-Furtai allegedly left the militant group and re-joined Syrian government forces.
This is not the first time when some mid level members of militant groups appear to be spies of the Syrian government. Such reports fuel further tensions within militant groups in Idlib and contribute to the tensions in the area.