@CENTCOM #pt : So far, only Ansar al-Tawhid fatalities have been confirmed, 22 in total. Ansar al-Tawhid is the latest, more Syrian incarnation of Jund al-Aqsa, a group that in the past included notorious #AlQaeda-aligned global operatives, like #France national, Said Arif, for example. https://
A prominent AQ military figure (in Tanzim Huras al-Din), Abu Jassem Kansafra, was killed when an IED hidden in his car exploded in #Idlib ’s Jabal al-Zawiyeh region. He’d been a member of Jund al-Malahem & was a leading Huras al-Din military commander.
Al-Qaeda’s new [undeclared for now] #Syria affiliate is growing, thanks to defected Jund al-Aqsa & #Nusra #JFS #HTS factions. Jaish al-Sahel, Jaish al-Malahim & Jaish al-Badiya pledge allegiance to “Tanzim Hurras al-Deen” in NW :
Jund al-Aqsa's ordnance-dropping drone is work of Abu al-Baraa, of improv SA-7 battery fame
JFS has accepted Jund al-Aqsa [back] into its ranks after 2-3 days of fighting w. Ahrar al-Sham. A *huge* risk by…
More than 50 armed opposition groups have joined &/or expressed support for Ahrar al-Sham’s offensive vs. Jund al-A…