Hostilities between rival jihadists widens as Syrian Army continues to smash terrorist positions in Idlib

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January 9, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

IDLIB, Syria – With the Syrian Army on the march and smashing terrorist positions in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, jihadist commanders have started to descend into a war of words as they blame each other for the rapid advancement by government forces.

Iranian Fars News, citing unnamed sources, reported that the former Head of Opposition Delegation for the Astana Syria Peace Talks, Mohammad Aloush, has accused the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front of betrayal and handing over positions in Idlib to the  Syrian Army one after another with little resistance.

However, Al-Nusra hit back and accused Aloush of leaving Al-Nusra fighters alone in battle against the onslaught of the Syrian military, with the sources adding that an eruption of bloody infighting among terrorists is likely as differences among terrorists are deteriorating. 

Since the jihadist coalition mobilized in Turkey and invaded Idlib province in early 2015, infighting among different factions has plagued the region, with on-and-off battles.

Infighting is only set to increase as earlier today ISIS launched an offensive against Al-Nusra positions on the Idlib access, capturing many towns from their jihadist rivals, setting them to blame each other further. Full details can be read here.

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