Highlights: HTS reports HTS' judge Abu Mujahid al-Masri was killed in the continued disputes and clashes with Nour al-Din Zinki in the western countryside of Aleppo, failure in reaching a resolution and ceasefire; claims regaining control of two villages from the regime forces following clashes in southern Aleppo; attacking the regime army in Eastern Hama and a Russian convoy in the countryside of Latakkia;
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.
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.
Faylaq al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam, the Nuruddin al-Zinki Movement, and thirteen other rebel groups in Syria declared standing in support of the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement “militarily, security-wise, and morally” following the group’s accusation that Jund al-Aqsa has ties to the Islamic State (IS).
Jaish al-Fateh coalition groups claimed taking control of several points in the large offensive launched to “Lift the Siege of Aleppo” following clashes with pro-regime militia and regime soldiers.
Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement and Ajnad al-Sham claimed taking control of Ma’rratha and Qa’alajiyah villages in the battles against the pro-regime militia forces led by the Jaish al-Fath coalition in the southern countryside of Aleppo, and reported clashes and activity in the surrounding villages in a video.
Jaish al-Fath (“Army of Conquest”), a coalition of al-Nusra Front and Islamist rebel groups in Syria, has been re-established in an offensive against the regime forces in south Aleppo, Lattakia, and Hama area. Twitter and Telegram channels announced the formation on May 1, 2016.
Syrian opposition faction Ajnad al-Sham, claimed killing more than 10 Syrian regime soldiers in the outskirts of Ma’an village, in response to the regime’s advance in the southern countryside of Aleppo.
Opposition Factions in Syria released a statement rejecting pressure to negotiate with the Assad regime until certain humanitarian conditions are improved in Syria.
Ahrar al-Sham, Ajnad al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam congratulated the Justice and Development Party (AKP) for winning the parliamentary elections in Turkey.