War between jihadists in Syria’s Idlib is brewing, veteran fighter and his wife killed


February 16, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

IDLIB, Syria – It appears inevitable that an inter-jihadist civil war will occur in Syria’s northwest province of Idlib.

For the past several weeks the Syrian Army has been on the march liberating point after point in the countryside of Idlib province, but as this operation has slowed down with focus shifting to East Ghouta in Damascus province, rival jihadists groups are beginning to feel the tensions between themselves.

Tensions between the Al-Zenki and the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front polarized yesterday when a foreign Al-Nusra fighter and his wife were killed by Al-Zenki. 

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Although its not known yet what spurred the violence, the killed jihadist has been identified as an Egyptian named Abu Ayman Al-Masri, a veteran of mujahideen in Afghanistan.

Inter-jihadist battles are common in Idlib province, despite the provinces supposed liberation from the Syrian government in early 2015.

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