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31 Terrorists Killed in Syrian Fighter Jets’ Airstrikes in Aleppo



The Syrian air force pounded militants’ positions and gathering centers in Western Aleppo, killing at least 31 terrorists, sources close to the dissidents reported.

According to the pro-militant Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the militants were killed during airstrikes on their bases in the Western parts of Aleppo.

The report came after news websites close to the terrorists reported that tens of the members of the newly-formed Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants were killed in the Syrian air force’s attacks on al-Bohouth al-Ilmiyah building in the Western parts of Aleppo city yesterday.

Meantime, the Syrian army’s artillery units targeted the terrorists’ centers and moves in al-Rashedeen 4 and 5 regions in Western Aleppo, inflicting losses and damages on the militants.

Late in January, al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) and several militant groups declared forming a new coalition under the name of Tahrir Al-Sham Hay’at to narrow down widening rifts amongst their commanders and members.

The Al-Nusra Front, Nouralddeen al-Zinki Movement, Jeish al-Sonah, Jabhat Ansaraldeen and Liwa al-Haq announced that they would act under a united coalition named the Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.

The five merged terrorist groups act under the command of Abu Jaber Hashem al-Sheikh, who was one of the commanders of Ahrar al-Sham. The new coalition led by al-Sheikh is now fighting against Ahrar al-Sham, a rival terrorist group operating mainly in Northwestern Syria.

Al-Sheikh resigned from his post in Ahrar al-Sham after he was appointed as the commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.

A number of Ahrar al-Sham’s commanders, including the groups’ spokesman Abu Yusuf al-Mohajer, Hesam Salameh and Abu al-Fatah al-Farqali Mesri also joined the new coalition.

Terrorist groups’ websites claimed that Al-Nusra Commander Abu Mohammad al-Joulani will be the top commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.

Ahrar al-Sham rejected its affiliation to the new coalition, but websites close to the terrorist groups have disclosed that Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Sham, Jeish al-Izzah, Turkistani party and Liwa al-Tamkin will soon start a new front called Tahrir al-Syria Front.

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