In the final installment of his open-interview, Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) called for unity among Muslims and non-Muslims, discussed suicide operations and an Islamic government, and deemed the Islamic State (IS) a “cancer” that one must “completely eliminate.”
Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) condemned the recent Manchester and London attacks, and explained why he joined—and later left—the Nusra Front (NF), al-Qaeda’s (AQ) former Syrian affiliate.
In an open interview, Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed Farag (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) decried the Islamic State (IS), declaring it a “doomsday cult on steroids” and labeling its leaders “a bunch of crazy men that love death and love killing.”
Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed Farag (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) pointed to the June 3, 2017, London Bridge attack and other incidents to decry the Islamic State (IS) and its supporters.
In an interview, Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) commented on Turkey, U.S.-Saudi relations, and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) among other topics.
Tahrir al-Sham released a video showing the structure of the organization, including comprising groups, the most prominent scholars and factions that pledged allegiance to it, and identifying the outcome and the goals of the new structure.
Pro-opposition scholars announced their joining of the newly established Tahrir al-Sham Assembly, and called on other factions in Syria to do the same.
Jihadist and Islamist opposition factions in Syria announced the formation of the “Tahrir al-Sham Assembly” (“Liberation of Syria Assembly”) amid escalating infighting amongst opposition factions.
Five opposition factions in northern Syria announced their merger into the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, which one jihadi media group spun as a positive outcome of the Ahrar al-Sham - Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) dispute.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a statement condemning the Syrian Islamic Council (SIC) for the double standard shown to the group and for being branded as “Renegades of Islam,” and the fatwa issued by the council which called upon the Syrian opposition factions to attack JFS until the group announces its disbanding.
Jihadists discussed unfolding clashes and tensions between former al-Qaeda (AQ) affiliate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) and rebel forces in Syria.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed it was targeted by Suqoor al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam in separate attacks which it denounced, and expressed disbelief in being called “renegades of Islam” [term used for Islamic State fighters] by Suqoor al-Sham leader.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a statement elaborating on the recent conflicts among rebel factions and JFS, as well as the truce talks and international conventions and their impact on the battlefield, and calling upon all rebel factions to reevaluate the circumstances and stand by and cooperate with JFS.
The Syrian Islamic Council (SIC) demanded that Syrian opposition factions in the north attack Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), arguing that it has adopted extremism towards fellow fighters and unjustifiably attacked their military positions.
Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement declared it “rejects the scheme to alienate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham [JFS] and its being targeted by the international coalition and others,” while also warning it is essential that JFS cease transgression upon other rebel factions and submit to an independent Sharia court to settle all differences.
A Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) video questioned ceasefires that are being negotiated following advances from the regime and its allies on various regions, including the eastern countryside of Aleppo, which were similar to previous advances on Wadi Barada, al-Ghouta, and other areas.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) announced disowning Jund al-Aqsa due to the group’s continued infighting with Ahrar al-Sham, after explaining the reasons behind the initial acceptance of Jund al-Aqsa’s pledge for allegiance and what led to its disavowal.
The Shura Council of Scholars in Sham [Syria] demanded that Jabhat Fateh al-Sham [JFS] release an official statement declaring disavowal of Jund al-Aqsa and urging that JFS cease support and protection for the faction.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) condemned the American airstrike on a training camp in western Aleppo in which over 100 fighters were reportedly killed, and declared that with this action the U.S.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed killing 16 Russian military consultants, and “tens” of other enemy forces in a double suicide bombing carried out with explosive belts on January 12, 2017 in Kafr Sousah, Damascus after two months of observation of the enemy forces.