Group Of Turkish-Backed Militants Defect And Hand Over Key Area In Aleppo To Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham

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Group Of Turkish-Backed Militants Defect And Hand Over Key Area In Aleppo To Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham

HTS fighters at the entrance of the town of A’wejel

At the early hours of January 4, a group of Turkish-backed militants defected and handed over their positions in the district of Jamiat al-Arman west of the city of Aleppo to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

According to the HTS-linked news network Iba’a, the radical group took took control of the district amid the evacuation of more than 50 fighters of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement and the Ahrar al-Sham Movement along with their families. Both groups are a part of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL).

After imposing control of Jamiat al-Arman, HTS resumed its advance in the opposition-held part of the western Aleppo countryside and captured the towns of Sinkhar, al-Hota and the 111th Regiment base from the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement. The radical group also entered the town of A’wejel after reaching an agreement with the local council there.

HTS launched its attack on the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement earlier this week. Later, the NFL intervened to support the Turkish-backed group, which lost most of its areas in western Aleppo. However, this move didn’t deter HTS.

Citing local sources, the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV said that more than 200 militants have been killed in the infighting so far. The number is expected to raise in the upcoming few days as the NFL is reportedly preparing to launch counter attacks against HTS.

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You can call me Al

This infighting between vermin, is fun to watch and read about.

Brother Ma

I love it. Watching one cutthroat Turco alphabet murder another. Orphans and widows are laughing the world over! Haha!

Master Oroko

Crazy. And the war itself was completely unnecessary. If Assad’s government were in control of every part of Syria, the country would be a better place.

Tommy Jensen

But…..we would have lost influence and controle of Syria. Now we at least get usury because Assad needs loans in many years to come………..:-D.

Brother Ma

You are sadly right about that but maybe not. I doubt natoists will get any loans. The real development projects will go to Russia ,Iran and China. Haha. The Natoists should be punished.

Promitheas Apollonious

defected exactly from where and whom?


From the Peoples Front of Judea to the Judean Peoples Front. Who cares, they may be different flavors of Jihadi, overall they’re all Jihadist anyway. As long as they keep on killing each other.

Expect the Turks to intervene soon. Because this is the weakness of using Jihadi groups as your proxy army. In the end Jihadis will always end up fighting each other because to the enemy from within is always seen as the biggest threat. And a proxy army that is falling apart and killing itself is not of much use to anyone.


But that is their faith, to falling apart and killing itself, and is also their only use.

Promitheas Apollonious

I agree with you that is good they kill each other.

Brother Ma

How true and predictable. The Sultan’s bashibazouks always fought one another and had to be put down in the end by the Sultans. Stupid Erdogan did not read his history.
How is his disgraced General going?
Erdogan like Trump ,throws anyone under the bus if it helps him.


Bashibazouk? Oh, that so reminds me of Tintin. One of those curse words that Captain Haddock liked to use. :-)

Brother Ma

Yes. It was his swearword and we can probably work out where he got it from .haha. Yes bashibazouk is Turkish for the uncontrollable brutal irregulars the Turks would unleash on the Christians at the time. Isis of one hundred years ago!


HTS is an alternative terrorist force like ISIS to Syrian forces.

Brother Ma

I agree. Just turcoalphabet headchoppers by another name.

Tudor Miron

Time for some FAB500.


Hey, nearly half of government forces have defected at least once by now, why shouldn’t these guys. How warped is a country when wars are decided by defections and bribery rather than actual fighting…….