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Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Sham Form Shura Council in Ma’rat al-Numan

Three of the most significant rebel factions in Syria – Tahrir al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, and Faylaq al-Sham – announced forming a Shura Council for the city of Ma’rat al-Numan, in the countryside of Idlib, to help protect and develop the city.

Monday, 20 February 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Infographic Claims 995 Defections from Group

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced 955 defections from the group in an infographic containing a breakdown by location and status.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Tahrir al-Sham Releases Video Identifying Structure of Organization

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.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Release Military Report on Operations against Regime and IS in Hama, Latakkia, Aleppo and al-Ghouta

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a weekly report of the group’s military operations in Hama, Latakkia, Aleppo, and eastern al-Ghouta, during which it claimed attacks against the regime and pro-regime militia forces as well as the Islamic State (IS).

Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Pledge to “Destroy” Regime and IS in Training Video

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a video of a graduation group from al-Shaheed Abu Nur Training Camp in the northern countryside of Aleppo in which the group pledged to “destroy” the regime and the Islamic State (IS).

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Commander Calls Tahrir al-Sham to Arbitration

Ali al-Omar, the General Commander of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, released a video statement discussing the situation in Syria, the course of the revolution, and the recent mergers, and urged Abu Jaber, the commander of the newly formed Tahrir al-Sham Assembly, to agree to an arbitration in order to resolve hostilities among rebel factions.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
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.

Saturday, 28 January 2017
Five Opposition Factions in Northern Syria Announce Merger into Ahrar al-Sham

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.

Friday, 27 January 2017
Jaish al-Fateh Security Forces Declare Its Territories Safe from Internal Conflicts

The Security Forces of Jaish al-Fateh declared its territories will be closed to any internal conflicts in an undated statement released following numerous announcements regarding recent incidents, clashes, and disagreements amongst rebel factions and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Rejects Isolating JFS, Urges JFS to Sharia Court

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.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
JFS Announces Disavowal of Jund al-Aqsa, Due to Its Continued Conflict with Ahrar al-Sham

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.

Monday, 23 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham’s Shura Council Announced Group Will Not Partake in Asetana Convention

The Shura Council of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced the group will not participate in the negotiations in Asetana for several reasons, including the failure in fulfilment of the ceasefire and internal disagreements amongst the opposition factions.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Ahrar al-Sham Video Shows Military Training, Threatens Defeat for Syrian Regime

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a video featuring group fighters who explained the significant improvement in their military skills as a result of joining a training camp, and declared the Syrian regime and the pro-regime militias will soon be defeated.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Fatwa for Merger Raises Criticism Among Rebel Factions in Syria

Rebel groups operating in Syria criticized the fatwa issued by prominent Islamic scholars calling for a merger among the Syrian rebel groups which was allegedly signed by Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), Ajnad al-Sham, Noor al-Dine al-Zanki, Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) and others.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
JFS Spokesman Denies Rumors JFS Seeks Leadership of Large-Scale Merger

Following the fall of Aleppo, which brought leaders of opposition groups together in an attempt to initiate a large scale merger, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) spokesman Husam al-Shafi'ee denied rumors that JFS will "swallow" the merger and assume control, and stated that such rumors are damaging to the goal of unification.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
Syrian Rebel Factions to Unite Following the Fall of Aleppo

Syrian rebel groups released announcements of mergers in an attempt to unite forces against the Syrian regime and its allies amidst severe airstrikes which presented nearly complete control to the regime in Aleppo.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
The Command Council in Aleppo Calls for Immediate Mobilization

The Command Council recently formed in Aleppo by rebel groups, including Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham, Noor al-Dine al-Zanki, the Levantine Front, and the First Division, released a call for general mobilization in Aleppo.

Thursday, 01 December 2016
Ahrar al-Sham General Commander Calls For Unity Among Rebel Groups and Civilians, Pledges to Defeat Enemies and Free Syria

Ali al-Omar, the newly appointed General Commander of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, released a video speech in which he stressed the significance of resisting and fighting against the common enemy, and called upon all rebel factions and civilians to unite for the success of the Syrian revolution.

Thursday, 01 December 2016
Ahrar al-Sham’s Shura Council Appoints New General Commander

The Shura Council of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced the appointment of the group’s new general commander, Abu Ammar al-Omar.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Ahrar al-Sham Announce Launch of Hamra al-Janoub Battle, Claim Clashes against Regime Forces in Aleppo and Latakkia

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement and other rebel factions announced the start of a battle in South Hamra, and shared developments from battle grounds in Latakkia, Aleppo, and the countryside of Quneitra.

Monday, 28 November 2016

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