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Ahrar al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa alliance in northern Hama showing cracks

The alliance between Ahrar al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa in northern Hama are beginning to show cracks.

Both groups who have been key to the jihadist militant offensive successes in Hama countryside have now begun to openly to condemn one another.

In recent days Ahrar al-Sham have been clearing areas under militant control in Hama countryside from ISIS cells. These cells are directly linke to Raqqa directly.

Ahrar al-Sham arrested an ISIS cell 2 days ago, in which Jund al-Aqua responded by kidnapping an Ahrar al-Sham fighter, beat his wife and shot his brother.

With Ahrar al-Sham calling for the return of the fighter, Jund al-Aqsa responded by requesting the captured ISIS cell be freed.

Ahrar al-Sham made an announcement (seen in the above image) giving Jund al-Aqsa 24 hours from the time of the announcement to return the kidnapped fighter, along with other fighters under their custody, or else they will tak action.

The breakdown of jihadist militant relations comes at a time when the Syrian Army are making a serious push to reverse all the gains the militants have made on their Hama countryside offensive.

There are prelimanary reports that the two jihadist groups have begun to clash with each other in Idlib province.

[Source: By Paul Antonopoulos, Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi, Hama, 06Oct16]

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