“…Suqour al-Sham Brigade, Jaysh al-Islam (Idlib sector), Army of Mujahideen (Istakim faction), Aljabha al Shamaliyya (North front, Aleppo Western rural sector), declared joining the ranks of Ahrar al Sham movement,” the statement read, RIA Novosti reported.
It comes as earlier this week media reported that Fatah Al-Sham Front terrorists launched an offensive against several groups of the Free Syrian Army that participated in the intra-Syrian talks in Astana on January 23-24.
Ahrar al-Sham is one of the largest Syrian armed opposition groups that until 2014 sided with ISIL. In December 2016, Ahrar Al Sham became one of the opposition groups that agreed to join the Syrian nationwide ceasefire between the government and opposition factions. The group decided not to participate in the Astana talks but supported the negotiations.
Fatah Al-Sham Front, also known as the al-Nusra Front, has been fighting in Syria against government forces since the outbreak of the conflict in the country in 2011. The group is banned in Russia and many other countries.