As besieged Aleppo enters a new tragic phase, mainly after Assad’s forces have advanced into more neighborhoods, the Nusra Front ( Jabhat Fateh Sham) stormed, in cooperation with the Abu Amarab battalions, headquarters belonging to the Sham Legion and Jaysh Al-Islam located in the Kalassa neighborhood, arresting the commander Abu Abdou Sheikj Al-Ashra, in addition to the confiscation of amounts of weapons and ammunition, as well as relief aid, mobile devices and other tools.
Out of fear that that the incident might escalate into a heavy infighting, fighters affiliated with the Jaysh Al-Islam did not attack the aggressors from the Jabhat Fateh Sham. In order not to be held accountable for what they committed, the Abu Amara leadership announced that those who partook in the storming of the headquarters had already defected from their ranks.
The newly attack on the headquarters of the Jaysh Islam and the Sham Legion is rooted in long dispute between them and the Nusra Front, who are trying to dominate over the affairs in besieged Aleppo and areas outside it. They have refused calls to join the newly established army known as ‘Jaysh Halab’. Abullah Muheissini, shari’ of the Jaysh Fateh, announced yesterday that commanders from the Nusra and Ahrar Sham are unwilling to be a part of the army, describing them as materialists attempting to gain power and to establish emirates while civilians in Aleppo are being slaughtered.
Due to the infighting between the factions, mainly the Jihadist ones, which continue to occur regularly, trapped civilians in besieged Aleppo are now viewing most of them as being responsible for the fall of Aleppo. Many factions have fought each other over dominance. Two months ago, an infighting broke out between the Fastaqeem Kama Umirt Gathering and the Noureddine Zenki Movement after the latter looted a headquarter of the other faction and arrested two of their affiliated fighters. This occurred in a time Aleppo city was in an urgent need to unify the factions against advancing Assad’s forces. Another fighting occurred in Azaz city between the Shamiyah Front and the Ahrar Al-Sham after a disagreement over money that is collected by trucks and vehicles transporting goods from Azaz to Afrin.