Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Nusra Front)
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Former NF Official Sami al-‘Aridi Continues to Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Dispute Over NF-AQ Split

Dr. Sami al-‘Aridi, a former Shariah official in the Syria-based Nusra Front (NF), continued to reveal the behind-the-scenes dispute over the group’s split from al-Qaeda (AQ) in the second and third installments of his series on the issue.

Former NF Official Sami al-‘Aridi Reveals Zawahiri’s Disapproval of AQ Split

Dr. Sami al-‘Aridi, a former Shariah official in the Syria-based Nusra Front (NF), revealed in a series called “Testimonies Regarding the Dissociation between Jabhat al-Nusra (Fateh al-Sham) and al-Qaeda Organization,” that AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri disapproved of the split.

Former JFS Official Calls for Unity, Deems Islamic State a “Cancer”

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.”

Syria-Focused “Al-Haqiqa” Magazine Compiles Content from Pro-AQ Media Groups

Jihadists introduced the first issue of “Al-Haqiqa,” a Syria-focused magazine composed of previously released content from pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) media groups.

Essay Narrates Killed Somali NF Fighter’s Journey from U.S. to Syria

A jihadi media group published a biographical eulogy of “Abu Zubayr Somali,” a Somali Nusra Front (NF) fighter killed in Syria after living in the U.S. for “a number of years.”

JFS and Allied Groups Announce Dissolving to Form “Tahrir al-Sham Assembly”

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.

JFS Rejects Astana Meeting, Calls on Allies to Beware Such “Conspiracies”

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) rejected the meeting to be held in the Kazakh capital, Astana, regarding a political settlement with the Bashar al-Assad regime and a nationwide ceasefire, and called on its militant allies to beware such “conspiracies”.

Zawahiri Eulogizes Slain AQIM and NF Officials, Continues to Attack IS

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for two slain officials from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the Nusra Front (NF), and continued to attack the Islamic State (IS).

Australian Cleric, Former JFS Official Calls for Jihad to Support Aleppo Civilians, Cautions Against Support for IS

Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir), an Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official, urged Muslims to participate in jihad to help civilians in Aleppo, and cautioned against support for the Islamic State (IS).

JFS Member Calls “Rumours” of Split within Group “Baseless and Untrue”

A Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) member disputed “rumours” of a split within the group between “progressives” and al-Qaeda (AQ) supporters.

Muhaysini Condemns U.S. Treasury Designation, Organizes Civilians to Defend Him in Video

Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a prominent Saudi cleric and jihadist figure in Syria, condemned the designation of him as terrorist by the U.S. Treasury Department, and organized civilians to defend him and echo his denunciation in a video.

JFS Claims Capturing Villages in Aleppo, Start of New Battle near Daraa

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed gaining control of multiple villages in Aleppo, attacking the regime forces on Itheria-Khanasir road, and the start of a new battle in the western countryside of Daraa.

JFS Claims Two Suicide Operations at Start of New Battle for Aleppo

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed two suicide operations on Syrian regime and allied forces amid opposition forces’ unfolding battle for Aleppo.

JFS Releases Sniping Video from Aleppo, Reports from Various Provinces

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) reported from fronts in Latakkia, Damascus, Aleppo, and Homs, and released a video showing the group’s sniping operations against the Syrian regime and pro-regime militia forces in the countryside of Aleppo.

JFS Official Calls Jund al-Aqsa Dissolve Well Overdue

Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir), an Australian cleric and prominent Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) member in Syria, called the recent dissolve of Syrian jihadi group Jund al-Aqsa “overdue.”

Rebels Launch Ashoura Battles Against Shiite Militia, Advance on al-Akrad Mountains

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, Faylaq al-Sham, Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), and other Syrian rebel factions announced the launch of operation al-Ashoura in Mount al-Akrad in the countryside of Latakkia, and claimed “liberating” various villages from the Syrian regime.

Jund al-Aqsa Dissolves, Pledges to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

Following the ongoing tension between Jund al-Aqsa and Ahrar al-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa announced dissolving its ranks and joining Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) in order to “help those who are allied to it in continuing jihad” in Syria.

JFS Official Mourns Shura Council Leader Killed in U.S. Airstrike, Threatens Revenge

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Abu Abdullah al-Shami mourned Abu Faraj al-Masri, an Egyptian veteran of jihad and member of its Shura Council, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Idlib, and threatened revenge.

JFS Video Shows Military Training of Youth in Aleppo

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) released a video of a training camp in Aleppo which was established following the regime’s siege of the city.

JFS Confirms Death of Abu Faraj al-Masri in Coalition Airstrike in Idlib Countryside

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) confirmed the death of Abu Faraj al-Masri, an Egyptian member of the Shura Council, claiming that he was killed in a drone attack by the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in the western countryside of Idlib.

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