Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) formed 3 large terrorist coalitions in Northern Syria to reorganize its front as it is showing strong opposition to the implementation of the Sochi Agreement on Idlib, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Sunday.
SOHR reported that Tahrir al-Sham formed Jeish (army) Abu Bakr al-Sediq through a merger of the so-called armies (jioush) of Idlib, al-Badiyeh and Hama; Jeish Omar Bin Khatab from the armies (jioush) of Aleppo, Eastern Ghouta and al-Sharqiyeh and Jeish Othman from the armies (jioush) of al-Sham, al-Hodoud and al-Sahel.
Tahrir al-Sham has formed the new armies as it plans to declare its position on the demilitarized zone mentioned in the Sochi Agreement, SOHR said, adding that most of the terrorist groups, including Jeish al-Izzah, have opposed the Sochi Agreement.
Last week, the Kurdish-language Hawar news quoted Aladdin al-Khaled, the head of Syria’s al-Mostaqbal Party in al-Shahba region, as reporting that Ankara was transferring Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at from Idlib to Afrin under the Sochi agreement on Idlib in an effort to rescue them.
It further said that a number of Tahrir al-Sham terrorists entered the village of Deir Balout in Jandaris region in Afrin under the Turkish intelligence forces’ monitoring.
In the meantime, local sources in Afrin reported that the Turkish army and its allied militants forced civilians to leave their residential units in the villages of Kokan Foqani, Kokan Tahtani and Dar Karah in Mobata region to settle family members of Idlib terrorists.
Also, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) expelled almost 200 family members of Eastern Ghouta terrorists from a region in Afrin and moved them towards Idlib to pave the ground for sheltering the FSA members in Afrin.