The largest jihadist group in Syria, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, is preparing to go to war with one of the last Al-Qaeda franchises inside the Al-Ghaab Plains of northwest Hama after a turbulent month that has seen an increase in hostilities between the former allies.
According to several pro-jihadist social media activists, a large group of Islamists are mobilizing in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate to fight Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda group).
The forces mobilizing against Jund Al-Aqsa are Jaysh Al-Tahrir, Liwaa Suqour Al-Ghaab, and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham; these groups originally aided the Al-Qaeda franchises in northern Hama before their recent tiff.
Similar to the northern Hama front, the situation inside the Al-Ghaab Plains has been relatively calm, despite the increased violence in the nearby Latakia Governorate.
If these infighting reports prove true; it could spell trouble for the jihadist rebels because the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has its eyes set on the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate and its border with Turkey.