On the road linking the town of Tal Shehab and the militant-controlled section of Dara’a Al-Balad, one of the most notable commanders of the Artillery Division of the Southern Front rebel conglomeration Jihad Ziyab was assassinated by an IED planted by unknown assailants.

Dubbed Abu Zaid by his peers, he was responsible for the projectile-targeting of government-held neighborhoods in the provincial capital.

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The identity of his assassins remains unknown as tensions between jihadist factions in southern Syria escalate. ISIS sleeper cell actions have been on the rise as ISIS-affiliated Jaish Khaled Ibn Al-Walid faction continues battling with the Southern Front factions near Tasil. It is also likely that  government intelligence operatives were behind this targeted attack on the highly-valuable insurgent engineer.

It must be noted however that quarrels have increased between the relatively-moderate Southern Front alliance and the Islamist factions of Al-Nusra and Ahrar Al-Sham with jihadists blaming the MOK-backed Southern Front for the betrayal of Daraya and the increasingly stale Dara’a fronts. A failed coup was carried out against against one of the Southern Front factions in Busra Al-Sham a few days ago as preachers like Muheisni have begun issuing fatwas against the “betrayful” groups.

 

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Kristjan Murmur
Kristjan Murmur
2016-08-10 23:42

good news

Somebloody
Somebloody
2016-08-10 23:43

d**n! He might be the last of the Mo… Beardless rebel

jojo
jojo
2016-08-11 00:21

When these terrorists continue to in-fight throughout the years but their overall fighting numbers and abilities stay strong – it shows they are in and established in Syria in such large numbers. Why haven’t Syrian forces been able to take out large numbers of them? What about sending showers of missiles into their top locations or weapons storage depots? Or what about the roads/checkpoints they use the most which the SAA and Syrian civilians don’t or cannot use?

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Jens Holm
2016-08-11 03:21
Reply to  jojo

Well of course Asad can bombarde millions of internal and external refugiecamps – too. There are more than 2 millions in Lebanon and Jorans. 2 milions in Turkey. 1 milllion in Europe. I dont have the numbers for inside Syria. Sometime ago I heard it was 4, 6 or 8 millions. Weaponstorage rooms. Fine solution and hits now and then helps. But incomming often is for direct use and the next i already on its way. And all are hiding and spreading as well as putting the deeb below concrite. And Yes checkpoint, bridges – yes. Think You think they… Read more »