Seven Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Groups Form New Force In Northern Syria

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On February 27, seven al-Qaeda-affiliated groups announced in a official statement that they are merging their forces to form a new armed group in northern Syrian. The group will be named “Horas al-Din”.

According to the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi, the groups involved into this effort are Jaysh al-Malahem, Jaysh al-Badiyah, Jaysh al-Sahel, Saraya al-Sahel, Saryat Kabul Jun al- Sharia and cells of Jund al-Aqsa.

Seven Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Groups Form New Force In Northern Syria

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Horas al-Din will be led by “Abu Humam al-Shami”, a former general commander of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), according to Enab Baladi. The media outlet also said that many prominent figures of al-Qaeda, including “Abu Jalibib Tubas”, “Abu Khadiga al-Ordini”, “Sami al-Aridi”, “Abu Qassam”, “Abu Adulrahman al-Maki” and many former commanders of HTS, had joined Horas al-Din.

The official statement of Horas al-Din was focused on the current situation in the East Ghouta pocket. The new group called on all sides to move to support the besieged militants in the area.

The newly formed al-Qaeda-affiliated group also called for an end for the ongoing armed conflict between HTS and the Syrian Liberation Front (SLF) in northern Syria.

Opposite to what Horas al-Din’s statement says, some experts believe that al-Qaeda in Syria is taking advantage of the current weakness of HTS and the battle of East Ghouta to expand its influence in northern Syria. Thestrategic goal of them move is to make an attempt establish an ISIS-like “Islamic state” in northern Syria.

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  • dutchnational

    Fools,splintering the rebel forces more and more, to the detriment of all.

    Are both rebels and kurds struck by the same disease of disunity?

    • velociraptor

      all of you are terrorists.

    • northerntruthseeker .

      I am surprised you are still showing your face in here, Hasbara agent “dutch”…

  • Bru

    Excellent and very positive news, the more the terrorists regroup in factions fighting each other, the more they will kill each other.

  • as

    KSA backed group in parallel of Turkey or were they of the same goal ? Poor Kurds getting into crossfire between coalition mercenaries.

  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

    Hilarious. What a bunch of sad, ill-fated little clowns.

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    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      These are the same seven entirely backed by Israel and they know they are doomed.

  • Smith Ricky

    Damn how many re branding do they need fck im loosing track of these terrorist

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      This could be the like 1000 faces of Lon Chaney!

  • northerntruthseeker .

    So… Here we have all of the US supported fraud terrorist groups finally joining together…

    Honestly, is there a difference? For the SAA should destroy them all…

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Syria is the ‘Vietnam’ of this century. A war thats made to keep everyone occupied and dying while others are ‘making a killing’ $elling weapons left right and center !
    Only way out of this is the creation of an independent Kurdistan with lands from Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

    • Bob

      You have conflated two absolutely, completely, separate concepts. Of the US military-industrial complex’s relationship to the US-Vietnamese war, and Kurdish ethno-nationalist aspirations for cross-state regional separatism. Beyond that, firstly, who are you exactly to be advocating the dispensing of, and partitioning of, no less than Syrian, Iraqi and Turkish sovereign territories? Whilst secondly, Kurds are an ethnic minority in far-noth east Syria, and they are currently a temporal proxy US geo-strategic tool – they are not the core issue in Syria – the war will not end until all NATO and Gulf State sponsored and financed proxy militant forces are routed and defeated in Syria.

      • Redadmiral

        Well put Bob, you saved me the bother. Thank you

      • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

        Who am I ?

        Who are you pal ? !

        Who are you to deny a people their right, that is recognised by international treaties, to be free and independent !

        They have fought for it anyway havent they ?

        Proxy or no proxy, I don’t give a dime !

        And hello ! Welcome to the world ! Proxies are everywhere !

        What do you think the turkmen in Syria are ? They are Turkey’s proxies !

        What is Hesbolah in Syria and Libanon ? They are Iran’s proxies !

        What is Syria’s Assad regime ? It’s Russia’s proxy !

        …So maybe instead of big words covered with small doses of propaganda and whatever reasons you have…you should be a bit more objective…

        • Bob

          Diversion much? Again, who are you to be calling for the partition of multiple sovereign states that you do not represent in any way, shape or form? And what ‘right’ do ethnic minority Kurds have, exactly, to partition these host states – under what specific international treaties – name these. The PKK are an internationally listed terrorist organization – and the doctrines of Abdullah Ocalan are the political and ideological basis, of all Kurdish separatist factions.

  • Doom Sternz

    The truth is that we hung Nazi’s for doing less that what the US has been doing.

    Russian General [Leonid Ivashov]: ‘We Are At War’, February 22, 2014). Russia is well aware that they will be attacked by NATO and are preparing their defense, including improving their first strike ability (hypersonic missiles), Kill or be Killed.

    On 17th April 2014 the Ukrainian government signed up to a Statement in Geneva which called for negotiations between the Ukrainian authorities and the representatives of Ukraine’s regions to find a settlement to the conflict. Those negotiations never happened because the Ukrainian authorities chose to launch their misnamed “Anti-Terrorist Operation” instead. These were war crimes and mass murder…….

    Later, when the Ukrainian authorities launched their military offensive on 30th June 2014, a ceasefire was in place and negotiations were underway. Poroshenko broke off the negotiations, unilaterally ended the ceasefire, and chose war instead. These were war crimes and mass murder…….

    Lastly, at the time of Ukraine’s second offensive launched in January 2015 Ukraine had committed itself to a peace process which the Russians had brokered in Minsk in September 2014. That envisaged negotiations with the leaders of the Donbass which again never took place as Poroshenko and the Ukrainians resolved to launch their second offensive instead. These were war crimes and mass murder………

    The responsibility for the war Ukraine chose to fight is Poroshenko’s, even though he now admits Ukraine has lost, Poroshenko et al must go before the ICC and answer for their many many crimes against humanity.

    A stark warning to Europe is that never in history has a military buildup occurred that has not ended in war. As Thomas Hardy once said “You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.”

  • SnowCatzor

    Another week, another rebranding… at least their graphic designers must be getting plenty of work xD.

  • Redadmiral

    Seems Uncle Sam has been busy behind the scene these past few weeks, pulling together all these terrorists and pulling the best field commander out of HTS and installing him as their go to Generalissimo over this re-branded Bullshite. No doubt they will now receive a “Marraige shower” from the Yankee/Brit/Izzy scum of Manpads, ATGMs, Sniper Rifels and other similar gifts. These Scumbags have to start paying a price. A personal price. Borris the buffoon Johnson might be a good place to start