On the 05 & 09 June 2016, Jabhat al Nusrah and Western deemed moderate group the Central Division released videos of the offensive to capture the town of al Qarasi, South Aleppo, Syria.
Both groups are operating in the same area, at the same time and working in partnership to capture the same location. This continues to show the close co-operation between fundamentalist Sunni Islamic groups and Western deemed moderate groups on the battlefield.
It appears the Central Division assisted in initial unguided artillery, rockets and guided ATGM (anti-tank guided missile) strikes to ‘soften up’ the area then Jabhat al Nusrah followed up with the main assault along with other members of the Jaish/Jaysh al Fatah coalition.
All videos are found on the official Central Division Youtube page and official Jabhat al Nusrah media releases sourced from Jihadology.net.
- Youtube video (09 Jun 2016) – Central band targeting Assad gangs in the southern town of Alqrasi in Aleppo mortar 120:
- Youtube video (09 Jun 2016) – Central Division Assad gangs targeting saved him in the town in the southern countryside of Aleppo Katyusha rockets:
- Youtube video (05 Jun 2016) – Central Division the destruction of a pickup with a machine gun Duckaaly front Alqrasi missile Vaguc:
- Youtube video (05 Jun 2016) – Central targeting a gathering of militias on the front Alqrasi missile Vaguc band:
Jabhat al Nusrah (al Qaeda in Syria):
- Jabhat al Nusrah video (09 Jun 2016) – Targeting sites of the rejectionists in the vicinity of al-Ḥumīrah and Tilat al-Qarāṣī before its retrieval:
- Jabhat al Nusrah video (09 Jun 2016) – Scenes from storming and liberating the town of al-Qarāṣī in rural Southern Aleppo:
- Jabhat al Nusrah video (09 Jun 2016) – Scenes from Storming Tilat al-Qarāṣī:
- Jabhat al Nusrah video (09 Jun 2016) – Liberation of the town of al-Qarāṣī and the flight of the rejectionist militias from it:
- Jabhat al Nusrah video (09 Jun 2016) – The first moments of the storming of the village and hill of al-Qarāṣī in rural Southern Aleppo:
Location of al Qarasi, South Aleppo, Syria:
UPDATE: 18 June 2016:
Western deemed moderate group Fursan al Haqq has also taken part in the attack on al Qarasi, assisting fundamentalist Sunni Islamic groups and coalitions.
With the main offensive being led by the The Jaish/Jaysh al Fatah (Army of Conquest) coalition in al Qarasi, fundamentalist Sunni Islamic groups Ahrar al Sham (also part of the Islamic Front) and Sham Legion also took part, further highlighting who the Central Division and Fursan al Haqq have assisted.
Ahrar al sham is a key member of the coalition with Jabhat al Nusrah but it also includes other fundamentalist Sunni Islamic groups such as Ajnad al Sham and Liwa al Haqq.
Below are videos released on the official Fursan al Haqq, Ahrar al Sham and Sham Legion Youtube pages showing their involvement in the al Qarasi offensive reported above previously.
Fursan al Haqq:
- Youtube video Fursan al Haqq (05 Jun 2016) – Aljeic_alsora_ahar Alfrqh_achammalah destroy the cannon caliber 23 mm rocket # Vaguc on the front Alkrasi Brive Aleppo south:
- Official Sham Legion twitter page (09 Jun 2016) – Arabic text translates as: Aljeic_alsora_ahar Alfrqh_achammalah destruction and melting tank rocket # Jintao on the front Alkrasi Brive Aleppo south:
Ahrar al Sham:
- Youtube video Ahrar al Sham (06 Jun 2016) – Ahrar al-Sham | Blow up a car with 23 cannon sectarian militias in Alqrasi Brive:
- Youtube video Ahrar al Sham (09 Jun 2016) – View | For the moment to break into sectarian militias points in Alqrasi village in the southern countryside of Aleppo:
- Youtube video Ahrar al Sham (14 Jun 2016) – Dick Zaivih militia strongholds in several points surroundings Alqrasi village in the southern countryside of Aleppo:
- Youtube video Ahrar al Sham (15 Jun 2016) – View || Storming and edit embankment area near Alqrasi in the southern countryside of Aleppo:
- Youtube video Sham Legion (04 Jun 2016) – Sham Corps ll Aleppo southern ll Mmizahv Glelk second massacre sectarian militias in Alqrasi:
- Official Sham Legion twitter page (09 Jun 2016) – Arabic text translates as: Illustrative map for the progress of the Mujahideen in the countryside of Aleppo # pushed back after the South for the progress of sectarian militias and edit the entire village Alqrasi:
Previous examples on The WIDER View of close co-operation between western deemed moderate groups and fundamentalist Sunni Islamic groups:
- Jabhat al Nusrah and Division 13 still operating in partnership with Ahrar al Sham, Sham Legion and others, southern Aleppo offensive:
- Jabhat al Nusrah and Western deemed moderate group Division 13 taking part in new South Aleppo offensive:
- Western deemed moderate groups are assisted by Jabhat al Nusrah in the assault on al Shaykh Maskin, North Daraa, Syria:
- Western deemed moderate group Division 16 assisted Jabhat al Nusrah in assault on Paschkoa / Baskhuy, North Aleppo, Syria:
- Western deemed moderate groups assisted fundamentalist Islamic groups in assault of Khan Tuman, South Aleppo, Syria:
- Final report on Mount Zahiya (Bright tower) assault by Western deemed moderate and fundamentalist Islamic groups, Latakia, Syria: