The al-Fatah Brigades, a newly-founded al-Qaeda-affiliated group in Greater Idlib, have deployed several large units in northern Hama countryside.
Photos released by the terrorist group on July 18 show dozens of militants and several vehicles, some of them armed with heavy machine guns, heading towards the frontlines in northern Hama.
The al-Fatah Brigades were founded last December by a group of radicals, including Abu Talha al-Hadidi. The infamous terrorist was Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) main military commander in western Aleppo up until June of last year, when he and his fighters defected.
Enab Baladi, a pro-opposition outlet, said that the newly-founded group has around 500 militants only, with little to non medium or heavy weapons.
Last month, a unit of the al-Fatah Brigades had participated in a failed attack on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the town of al-Hwaiz in northwestern Hama.
The deployment of larger units in northern Hama now indicates that the al-Fatah Brigades are rapidly growing, similar to many other terrorist groups in Greater Idlib.
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