BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 P.M.) – The military commander of Jund Al-Malahm has defected from the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham coalition to join Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the latter jihadist group reported today.

Muhammad ‘Alloush (AKA “Abu Sami) defected from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham because he wants to unify the jihadist groups on the ground and to satisfy Allah, which wasn’t possible under HTS.

The recent turmoil between the jihadist groups has caused major setbacks around the country, forcing many to abandon important offensives against the government forces.

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