DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – Tensions rise again in the islamist ranks – this time in western Aleppo countryside, the territory controlled by a conglomerate of various jihadist groups.

It all began at dawn on Friday, when members of Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki group broke into bases of another group, Failaq Al-Sham, arresting tens of the latter’s fighters, while also seizing their medium and heavy weapons.

In response to these surprise actions by fellow jihadists, Failaq Al-Sham declared full mobilization and ordered its militants to be fully armed and prepared for any new commands.

Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki is infamously known for brutal execution of a captive Palestinian boy in Aleppo in July 2016. It is noteworthy, that by that very moment the group was still officially supported by the U.S.

In January 2017, the group merged with Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS, Syrian Al-Qaeda branch) coalition effectively having become its integral part.

As for Failaq Al-Sham, this Turkish-backed islamist group recently suffered another setback when their former allies from Liwa Maghawir Al-Islam defected to HTS.

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2017-06-03 03:07

Supported and vetted are two different things. Being a “vetted” group means that US allow 3rd parties, i.e. KSA or Turkey, to transfer US-made weaponry to the “vetted” group. Vetting has been suppressed after the disgusting murder of the 11y old kid. “Na’al ‘dine al-Zinki” is basicly a Turkish-backed group. I have no infos if these mofo are still on Erdolf’s payroll or not but… Let’s wish “Failure Al-Shame” to retribute them the way they deserve : with lead. There was ALWAYS something rotten in the “land of jihad” since day one, about 1400 years ago. Jihad killed at least… Read more »