@UN#pt: What clearly emerges from the UN report is an AQ *movement* weakened by internal inefficiencies, the consequence of which => a clear AQC undermining of #Nusra/#HTS & empowerment of alternative, loyalists within groups like Nusrat al-Islam (Huras al-Din+) & Ansar al-Tawhid.
@UN#pt: One strange thing came up… the UN report says Sami al-Oraydi & Abu Julaybib’s defection from ‘#Nusra’ resulted in the creation of a “new group under the name of Ansar al-Din.”
BREAKING: #Russias's MoD reports first large group of #FreeSyrianArmy militants sided with #Syria/n gov forces in southern de-escalation zone.Reps of Rus Reconciliation Center in SYR & Syrian authorities negotiated w/ FSA and ... 1/3
...the leader of the Tajammu al-Wiyat al-Omari announced his group would be siding w/ #Syria/n gov.The statement released by #Rus Reconciliation Center says Omari Brigades leader stressed his group will fight against #Nusra Front & #Daesh together w/ SAA in the south of SYR..2/3
According to @mod_russia's Reconciliation Center first units of #Syria/n army entered the settlements of Dama and Ashiyah in the Southern zone of de-escalation by Friday evening 3/3
#Assad on the #SDF: we share much in common, including profound mistrust of the Americans, we are going to negotiate with the SDF, if no negotiations, we are going to liberate by force, with or without the Americans in the picture (around min 12)
#Assad: #Israel is panicking because it lost its dear ones, #alQaeda/#Nusra. Both targeted our air defenses, Israel & #US inflicted some loss, but thanks to #Russia, the situation is getting better. Recent attacks by the Americans, English and French prove this point.
Watch what the liberates abductees who were kidnapped by #Nusra and #JayshAlIslam terrorists had to say about the so sacred "revolution" backed by US UK NATO Israel and the disgusting Gulf Arabs.
Liberated abductees from #Douma talk about the horrifying years they endured in #JayshAlIslam prisons.
Part 3 of liberated civilian abductees telling their horrific stories when they were kidnapped from #Adra to #Douma back in 2013 by #JayshAlIslam terrorists and how they were forced to dig tunnels and work hard labor.
Important: Here's how the Russian brokered deal to evacuate #Douma involving #SAA & Jaysh al Islam (JAI) went sour, paving the way for a widespread military operation today in the last trapped rebel enclave in East #Ghouta
31. Within 48 hours the deal should be completed, which draws to a close the Russian backed #SAA operation to retake the whole of Eastern #Ghouta
32. Buses enter #Douma just now to start process of taking JAI to #Jarablus under terms of agreement
Jabhat al-Nusra (pre-#JFS) was a movement of several ‘wings.’
When Nusra leader #Jolani was presented w. an ultimatum in mid-July 2016 (break from AQ or face 30%+ defection), there then began a furious debate throughout #Nusra’s command structure about the group’s future.
Within #Nusra’s Shura Council, the subject of moving away from AQ was almost 50:50 - with several of the group’s most senior leaders insisting *no.*
As the debate bled down through Nusra’s regional commands, differing proposals gained weight - like 'Chinese Whispers.'