Written by Khaled Iskef
Yesterday evening, a meeting was held between Turkish intelligence officers and the leader of the “Al-Nusra Front” organization, which is classified on the international terrorism list, “Abu Muhammad al-Jolani”, in which they talked about accelerating the process of transferring militants to fight in “Ukraine”.
The adviser of the Syrian-Russian Reconciliation Center, Professor Fadi Ismail, explained that the meeting was held near the “Deir Ballout” crossing, which separates the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib, and was attended by officers from the Turkish intelligence, during which “Al-Julani” demanded to expedite the transfer process, especially concerning the “National Army” militants in particular, who are located in the areas of northern Aleppo, and who have severe differences with the “al-Nusra Front”.
He also said that the goal of al-Julani’s request to speed up the transfer of the “National Army” to Ukraine, is summarized in the efforts of “Al-Nusra” and Turkey to get rid of the unwanted militants in northern Aleppo, and weaken the influence and strength of the National Army, and thus facilitate for “Al-Nusra” controlling the areas of the northern countryside of Aleppo and annexing them to their influence areas in Idlib.
A few days ago, the Turkish forces began to recruit the militants of the factions backed by it to send them to fight in Ukraine against the Russian forces, when the Turkish authorities gave orders to the factions’ leaders to prepare lists of the militants’ names who will be transferred in the first batch and open the registration for those wishing to fight in Ukraine.
Similar to the Libyan conflict and the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Turkish intelligence provided financial temptations to attract the militants, promising them monthly salaries up to /6000/ thousand dollars. So, the offices, which were opened by several factions, began receiving the militants at a time when Ankara have not yet informed the factions’ leaders about the time of the start of transferring batches of militants.
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