BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels in northern Syria have vowed to start a new battle against the Syrian Army in retaliation for the latter’s Daraa offensive.
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham – alongside the jihadist rebel factions of Hurras Al-Deen, Ansar Al-Deen, Ansarallah, and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) – released a statement on Saturday that vowed to start a new battle and make the Syrian Army pay a heavy price for the Daraa offensive.
Furthermore, the jihadist groups plan on releasing a video soon to expand on this recent threat.
The jihadist rebels issued a similar statement during the Syrian Arab Army’s East Ghouta offensive; however, they did not launch any major operation.
This threat could just be an attempt by the jihadist rebels to propagate their commitment to their allies in southern Syria, but the reality is that they do not really have many options to open a new front against the Syrian Army.