BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Four rebel groups have disbanded to join one of the largest Turkish-backed factions in northern Syria, opposition activists reported on Tuesday.
According to the reports, the four rebel groups that makeup Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki have joined the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Al-Sham Regiment in the Afrin region of northwest Aleppo.
This move comes just a few weeks after the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham seized the entire western countryside of the Aleppo Governorate and most of the Idlib province.
Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki was one of the major rebel groups that fought the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies in Aleppo before they lost their positions in the city and the province’s countryside.
With Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki joining Faylaq Al-Sham, the aforementioned rebel group is now one of the most powerful rebel factions in northern Syria.