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Two Syrian Rebel Factions Announce Their Decision To ‎Join Pro-Al-Qaeda Group Hurras Al-Din
On August 20, 2018, pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram account Al-Muhajir Al-Khurasani posted two statements, one by the Jund Al-Sham Brigades and one by the Fursan Al-Iman Brigades, announcing that the groups were joining Syrian pro-Al-Qaeda organization Hurras Al-Din.
HTS Leader Al-Joulani In Eid Al-Adha Address: We Will Neither Surrender Nor Sign Reconciliation Agreements With The Regime
On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, celebrated this year on August 20-21, telegram channels associated with Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) circulated an address by the organization’s leader, Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, and photos of him touring the Latakia front. In the 8-minute address, Al-Joulani, seated in at a desk, conveys holiday greetings to his fighters and says that they are preparing well for the “decisive battle” in northern Syria, the rebels’ last stronghold in the country.
The Emir Of The French Brigade In Syria Is Released From HTS Jail Amid Growing Tensions Between Rebel Factions
On August 19, 2018, a French-speaking, Al-Qaeda-aligned jihadi group in Syria posted on Telegram that on August 18, 2018, its leader Omar Diaby a.k.a Omar Omsen was released from a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) jail where he had been incarcerated.(by memri org.)

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