BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham” (formerly Al-Nusra Front) announced the formation of a new rebel force that will merge their organization with other rebel factions in Syria.
Five rebel factions, including Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, agreed to disband and form a new group that will be called “Hey’sah Tahrir Al-Sham” (Levant Liberation Body).
The disbanded rebel factions include Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, Liwaa Al-Haq, Liwaa Ansar Al-Deen, and Jaysh Al-Sunnah; these groups originally participated in several battles in northern Syria before disbanding this weekend.
The leader of this new jihadist organization will be “Abu Jaber Hashem Al-Sheikh,” the statement added.
It’s important to note that Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki was once supplied with U.S. manufactured anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) before being declared “non-moderates” by the U.S. regime.