Tahrir al-Sham announced the “termination” of Liwa al-Aqsa, an offshoot of Jund al-Aqsa consisting of pro-IS elements formed in north of Hama, and promised to continue to watch for any remaining Liwa al-Aqsa cells and protect Muslims from their aggression.
Jihadi fighters in Syria announced the death of South African fighter “Abu Dujana al-Afriki,” who was allegedly killed during clashes against a pro-Islamic State (IS) faction in Syria’s Hama governorate.
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.
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.
A jihadi media group disseminated an article by a British fighter in Syria urging migrants to be patient despite hardships, asserting “victory will take time.”
Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement released a video of the group’s leader Muhannad al-Masri giving a speech on the dissolution of Jund al-Aqsa.
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.”
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) and Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement reached an agreement to bring an end to the infighting between rebel groups caused by rising tensions between Jund al-Aqsa and Ahrar al-Sham. The letter, which was signed by JFS leader Abu Muhammad al-Julani and the deputy general commander of Ahrar al-Sham, was released on Twitter and Telegram channels on October 10, 2016.
According to the agreement, all infighting will end “immediately,” and prisoners except for those with ties to the IS will be released within 24 hours. The cases of these prisoners will be investigated by a judicial committee that will form within the same time frame.
Following the announcement that Jund al-Aqsa would dissolve and join Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), jihadists and Syrian opposition supporters on social media expressed differing opinions on the development.
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.
As the conflict between the two Syrian militant factions escalate, the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement accused Jund al-Aqsa of ties to the Islamic State (IS), among other charges, and Jund al-Aqsa rejected the claim and threatened action.
Jund al-Aqsa claimed recapturing al-Iskandariyah in the northern countryside of Hama as part of Marwad Haded battles, and killing “dozens” of regime soldiers.
Jund al-Aqsa released a video from the northern countryside of Hama to denounce the U.S.-Russia-led ceasefire, and promised to defeat and “destroy” the Syrian regime.
Jund al-Aqsa claimed capturing Kawkab village in the northern countryside of Hama, following a suicide bombing carried out by a Kuwaiti fighter. The group shared the announcement on September 11, 2016 via Twitter and Telegram channels.
Jund al-Aqsa claimed repelling attempted advances of the Syrian regime forces in the northern countryside of Hama during the ongoing battles of Marwan Haded.
Jund al-Aqsa claimed a suicide bombing carried out by a Saudi fighter in the northern countryside of Hama, and announced capturing numerous villages as a result on the Marwan Haded Battle which the group launched against the regime.
Syrian rebel group Jund al-Aqsa announced its withdrawal from all of its bases in Ariha city in Idlib in order to protect civilians exposed to attacks by the regime and pro-regime forces in the area.
Jund al-Aqsa released a video reporting the “liberation” of al-Khaladiyyah and Khan Touman in Aleppo from Syrian Regime forces and their allies.
Jund al-Aqsa released a video reporting the seizure of Khirbet al-Naqus and Talat al-Dababat villages, along with other unidentified points in western Hama, and announcing plans to advance on regime coastal positions.
Groups participating in the Jaish al-Fath (“Army of Conquest”) coalition, spearheaded by the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate the Nusra Front (NF), announced that they “liberated” several areas from the Syrian regime in Aleppo, releasing photo reports and videos from the areas.