Intelligence agencies of Qatar (a close ally of Turkey) provided militant groups in Idlib for an additional funding of $2 million for recruiting of new members, weapons and operations against Syrian government forces and Russians, accordng to a report by Russian war correspondent Eugeny Poddybny.
The report claims that on March 15 Qatari representatives met with the head of Jaysh al-Islam militant group, Jamil Al-Saleh, discussing the current situation in Idlib. The additional funding reportedly includes operations against Russian military personnel and journalists in Syria. Recently, sources affilated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other large armed groups started offering bounties for killing or capturing Russian journalists or military personnel involved in operations along the M4 and M5 highways. Radical organizations also increased their propagnada and recruiting campaign exploting the current ceasefire regime.
Reinforces SAA to Idlib pic.twitter.com/nwIGVzbj5b
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