On June 16, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Thabat news agency released an infographic summarizing the operations carried out by the wa-Harid al-Mu’minin operations room in Syria’s Greater Idlib during the last 20 months.
According to the infographic, the operations included 298 ground attacks, 140 artillery strikes, 73 sniping attack and 36 ambushes.
Thabat claimed that the operations resulted in following losses:
- More than 950 pro-government fighters were killed;
- More than 375 pro-government fighters were injured;
- 12 vehicles were destroyed;
- 12 unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down;
- 10 pro-government fighters were captured.
Thabat also claimed that the operations room repelled 27 offensives by pro-government forces and mentioned a recent prisoners exchange deal with Damascus as an achievement.
Most of the claims in Thabat’s infographic appear to be exaggerated for clear propaganda purposes. Many of wa-Harid al-Mu’minin operations were a failure, including the last attack on June 8.
The wa-Harid al-Mu’minin operations room was formed in October of 2018 by a number of al-Qaeda-affiliated factions, most prominently Horas al-Din. Earlier this month, a new operations room dubbed “Fa Ithbatu,” was formed to succeed wa-Harid al-Mu’minin.