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Religious Leader al-Zenki Movement: Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham Wanted Political Relations With Iran

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On Wednesday, Hussam Atrash one of the religious leaders of Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement posted a series of tweets in which he accused Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) leadership of conspiring to establish relationship with Iran. Atrash also accused HTS leader Abu Mohammad al-Julani of planning to eliminate Ahrar al-Sham Movement.

The Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement is a Sunni Islamist rebel group involved in the Syrian Civil War. Between 2014 and 2015, it was part of the Syrian Revolutionary Command Council and recipient of U.S.-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles. In 2014, it was reportedly one of the most influential factions in Aleppo. 

According to the Amnesty International, the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement, along with the 16th Division, the Levant Front, Ahrar al-Sham, and the al-Nusra Front, were involved in abduction and torture of journalists and humanitarian workers in rebel-held Aleppo during 2014 and 2015.

Nour al-Din al-Zenki, along with the Abu Amara Brigades, has been accused of executing people by throwing them down buildings when they still controlled Aleppo

On 19 July 2016, during the Aleppo offensive, a video emerged that appeared to show al-Zenki fighters recording themselves taunting and later beheading a Palestinian boy named Abdullah Tayseer Al Issa. In the video, they claim he had been captured while fighting with the pro-government militia Liwa al-Quds. Liwa al-Quds denied this, and claimed instead that Al Issa was a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee from a poor family who had been kidnapped.

Atrash said that al-Julani suggested opening relations with Iran twice. al-Julani also criticized the Turkish policies in Syrian according to one of Atrash’s tweets.

“Turks are stupid in politics, while the Iranians understand politics and stand with their allies” al-Julani said in one of HTS meeting according to Atrash.

Moreover, Atrash also claimed that al-Julani openly called to eliminate Ahrar al-Sham Movement in one of HTS leadership meetings. Atrash claimed that al-Golan said he was ready to negotiate with the Syrian minorities – Alawite, Druze and Christens  – if he successfully eliminated Ahrar al-Sham.

Atrash also criticized HTS security measures and said that most of HTS commanders don’t know who are their leaders. Furthermore, Atrash claimed that “Abu Maria al-Khatani” a high ranked commander of HTS told him that all of al-Qaeda commanders in Iraq are agents of foreign intelligence services.

It’s impossible to confirm Atrash claims, however so far HTS didn’t deny any of his accusations. Atrash indeed had contact with HTS leadership when Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement was part of HTS before it defects on July 20.


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I want this child beheading terrorist dead..

Brother Ma

Stupid prick needs a commando raid on his head or a drone strike.yeh spetnaz have to do it as other u’merika guys arent in the headchopper killing business!


Hahahaha what a retarded claim. “Hey, Iran, want to join our terror group that fights your ally, Assad, and is about to be wiped off the face of Earth right after ISIS?”

Yeah, I’m sure Iran would be all over such a deal, LOL!

Daniel Castro

Perhaps the deal was, you know, changing sides for the sake of surviving now that isis is gone…


Changing side to where? Nobody in their right mind would want an internationally recognised jihadi terror group on his side; he’d just mark himself a terror-helper

Daniel Castro

Yes, but when you’re desperate you try desperate measures.

“Nobody in their right mind would want an internationally recognised jihadi terror group on his side”

I would say the USA would… but then again, they’re not on their right minds…

Boris Kazlov

Hezbollah is also branded a terrorist organization, these words have come to mean nothing out of so much abuse.

Brother Ma

You are right .it has come to the stage where we actually deal with al qaida because the others are much much worse.

Twenty years ago aideed was boogey man in somalia for killing black hawk down etc and dragging us marine around in dust.then along came much worse types. Then us quietly started paying and supporting these aideed types to kill the worse ones.they even let some immigrate to usa.of course fox and cnn never said anything.i had to find out about it at time from oh so boring oh so uncool npr news.you know the news smart people listen to who dont get confused if their news anchor says more than a few sentences about a war over here and there etc


Hezbollah is only branded a terrorist organization in the west, and in some cases only its military wing. HTS is condemned practically universally.

I agree that the word’s been overused lately (especially after USA designed IRGC a terror group – what a joke!), but the fact remains that no country would want to publicly support HTS.

mehboob gani

Iran should hold olive branch to all these khwarij wahabbi group because syria is not the End. these group have lots of potentials in GCC countries and other part of middleeast, they can be useful ediots.

Zainab Ali

it is amazing how these zio satanic terrorists can stoop so low by pulling iran into their evil equation – they are really losers

Brother Ma

I will never forget those nour dinki smiling fucks laughing as they chopped off that childs head.andbhe looked sick as well!

And that not come- out ugly photographer who then went on to take photos of oh so poor omran in aleppo with fake iinjuries and who turned out to be assad supporter son used in this fakw news’ to show bored and ill informed housewives in west about how bad the headchoppers got it.that shi5t photographer white hat bastard was there at beheading

All of them are turkish oriented erdogan grey wolves islamist types. They getting under radar all this time but you watch,once isis is out these bums will be in background doing dirty deeds. They need sowing up in sacks and throwing in euphrates river.good old turkish sultan torture death!

Brother Ma

It seems this trash hussam atrash is a west bank palestinian in trouble with israeli authorities.i also enclose a ref when he was fighring under one of million other names org has to keep hiding like their u’merikan public relations people told them.

See how sickly is article for these u’merikan supported head choppers!


Brother Ma

He looks very Caucasian to me. He might be a descendant of one of those Circassian fanatics the Turks resettled in the West Bank over one fifty years ago years ago .The russians drive them out of Caucusus when they retook the place for the Christian natives again.

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