Bitter division continues in Syria as several rebel factions merge with al-Sham - Hurriyet Daily News

The polarization of the long-divided fronts in the six-year-long war in Syria is continuing, as several armed factions decided to merge with the former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabet Fateh al-Sham. Days after a number of factions announced they were merging ...

Al-Qaeda's Nusra Front Announces New Alliance - Antiwar.com

With al-Qaeda's Nusra Front having launching major offensives against rival groups in the Idlib Province, the “moderate Islamist” group Ahrar al-Sham announced the formation of a coalition of Islamist forces to resist Nusra in northwest Syria, leading ...

“New Al Qaeda Group on the Block”, The End Of Mingling – “Moderate Rebels” Join Al-Qaeda In Syria - Center for Research on Globalization

Lots of confusion about the infighting in the “rebel” held Idleb governate in Syria, the situation is now clearing up. After other tricks, like renaming the group, did not work to deceive al-Qaeda finally pulled back the veil. It is no longer hiding ...

Syria Islamist factions, including former al Qaeda branch, join forces: statement - Reuters

BEIRUT Several Syrian Islamist factions including al Qaeda's former branch in the country said on Saturday they were joining forces, as clashes between jihadists and more moderate rebels raged on in northwestern areas. An online statement issued by the ...

Former inter-rebel war opponents of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) now join JFS-led Hai'at Tahrir al-Sham operations room - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

As the so-called "Rebel Civil War" rages in Idlib province, certain factions within the Ahrar al-Sham coalition, which only yesterday was opposed to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) as a whole since the onset of the recent rebel infighting, are now joining ...

Five Syrian opposition groups announce merger - Mo4ch News (press release) (blog)

AMMAN, Jan 28 (KUNA) — The five largest Islamist opposition groups in northern Syria merged together on Saturday under the name of Al-Sham (the Levant) liberation commission. These are Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front), Nour ...

Ex-Al-Qaida Branch Joins Other Syrian Jihadists in Uniting Against Assad - Haaretz

Groups band together to form Hayal Tahrir al-Sham to boost capabilities in fighting Syrian government. Reuters. Jan 28, 2017 8:03 PM. 0comments Print Zen Subscribe now · Shareshare on facebook · Tweet · send via email · reddit · stumbleupon. Members of ...