Imam Bukhari Jamaat, a Taliban-affiliated militant group, shelled on November 27 Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions around the Greater Idlib region.
The group’s militants launched several 107 mm rockets at SAA positions in the village of Sham al-Hawa in the southern Idlib countryside.
Imam Bukhari Jamaat is led by Uzbek Jihadists loyal to the Afghan Taliban Movement. In Syria, the group is allied to al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Ahrar al-Sham Movement.
In 2015, the group joined the al-Qaeda-led Army of Conquest coalition, which captured much of Idlib from government forces in the same year.
The group’s leader in Syria Salahadin al-Uzbeki was assassinated by a fellow Uzbek Jihadist in Idlib in 2017. Back then, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
The presence of Imam Bukhari Jamaat in Idlib demonstrates how the governorate has become a safe-haven for foreign militants under the eyes of Turkey, whose army maintains 12 observation position there.