A coalition of multiple Islamist and Salafist factions, commonly known as Ahrar al-Sham, has officially denied involvement in the wide-scale offensive launched by jihadi fighters in northern Aleppo.
The group’s military spokesman, Abu Youssef al-Muajir, said in his official Twitter account that military commanders in Ahrar al-Sham have predicted that chances of victory in Mallah Farms battleground are next to zero.
Al-Muahjir – most likely a non-Syrian jihadist as the name implies – tweeted that Ahrar al-Sham fighters did not withdraw from Mallah battlefield because we have not originally participated since our military commanders decided that the chances of victory are next to zero.
“The persistence of some factions to launch the offensive – despite the low chances – cannot be seen as a heroic act, rather a military suicide. It only yields defeat and collapsed morale”
the group has been harshly criticized for not taking part in the northern Aleppo offensive alongside Jabhet al-Nusra, Nour Al-Din Al-Zinki Movement and other FSA-affiliated factions.