War in ruins near Damascus: Gangs exchange “notes of protest” and exterminate each other
It seems that the ceasefire that has lasted since May this year between armed groups in East Gut comes to an end.
In the evening of November 7, the Faylak Ar-Rahman and Jays al-Islam commanders accused each other of commencing operations on the contact line near the settlements of Haush Al-Ashari, Beit-Sawa and Modiar.
According to the related organization “Muslim Brotherhood” group “Feylak Ar-Rahman” ( “The body of the Merciful”) units “Jaish al-Islam” ( “Army of Islam”) attacked the position of “the body” in order to move to the flank “Feylak Ap -Rahman “on the south side. In turn, management of “Jaish al-Islam” has officially declared an “aggression”, “Feylak Ar-Rahman” and allied representatives of “Al-Qaeda” * in Syria – the terrorist group “Hayat Tahrir al-Sham,” (formerly called “Dzhebhat An-Nusra “*).
It is worth noting that the contradictions between the factions, despite the truce, have only been growing all this time.
In addition to territorial claims and discrepancies between foreign sponsors of both formations, the differences in the positions of groups on the issue of interaction with terrorists from “Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham” played a significant role in the further aggravation of relations.
“Jaysh Al-Islam” has recently significantly strengthened its position in the camp of the Syrian opposition at the expense of fairly consistent compliance with the terms of the agreement, concluded through the mediation of Russia and Turkey in Astana.
With regard to “Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham” – “Djebhat An-Nusra”, the “Army of Islam” was almost the only grouping that could drive al Qaeda fighters out of its control zone. Another large grouping of the Syrian Islamist opposition, Ahrar Ash Sham, had no success in this respect either in its homeland in Idlib or in the south of Syria, as a result of which it again returned to joint actions with terrorists.
As for the Failak Ar-Rahman illegal armed formation, this formation, notwithstanding the obligations assumed in Cairo on August 18 of this year, not only did not break with Hajat Tahrir Ash-Sham, but continued to fire at the positions with the terrorists government troops and residential areas of Damascus from the districts of Jobar and Ain Term, despite the fact that they were included in the de-escalation zone.
Moreover, “Failak Ar-Rahman” and “Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham” left no attempts to undermine the position of “Jaysh Al-Islam.” They carried out a number of terrorist acts on the territories occupied by “Jaysh Al-Islam” settlements, the militants of these two groups repeatedly fired mortars from Duma residents who protested against the presence in East Gut of terrorists of “Hayat Tahrir Ash Sham” and blockade by militants “Nusry” and “Failak Ar-Rahman” supply food in the territory occupied by other factions.