Nour al Din al Zenki still advertised as an FSA (Western deemed moderate) group yet openly fighting under the fundamentalist Islamic coalition Jaish al Fatah (Army of Conquest)

  • Official tweet by FSA News Twitter account showing FSA groups fighting in Aleppo as part of the Fatah Halab Operations Room (26 Nov 2016):

fsa-aleppo-26-11-16

What this infographic does not show is that many FSA groups including those shown in the infographic above actively work alongside and in co-operation with fundamentalist Islamic groups and coalitions such as the Islamic Front and Jaish al Fatah (Army of Conquest) who often organize, co-ordinate and lead large-scale offensives on the battlefield.

Such co-operation has taken place throughout much of the Syrian conflict as stated previously by Jabhat Fatah al Sham (previously Jabhat al Nusrah) themselves. Previous co-operation was more discreet as shown by The WIDER View in earlier reports, however 2016 has seen a shift into overt co-operation, particularly following Jabhat Fatah al Sham’s name change in July 2016.

Western deemed moderate group the Nour al Din al Zenki Movement shown in the infographic above recently joined the powerful and influential fundamentalist Islamic coalition Jaish al Fatah (Army of Conquest) under the command of fundamentalist Islamic groups Jabhat Fatah al Sham and Ahrar al Sham. Western deemed moderate group Sham Legion also operates under the Jaish al Fatah fundamentalist coalition.

Recent examples of combined Nour al Din al Zenki Movement and Faish al Fatah (Army of Conquest) co-operation below.

  • Official Nour al Din al Zenki Movement tweet (11 Nov 2016) – Arabic text translates as follows: Hrkh_nor_din_alzenki Jeic_afatth dead Assad gangs dozens on the front Mnaan after a failed attempt to progress and the Mujahideen in control of the entire region:

nour-al-din-zenki-statement-11-11-16

  • Official Nour al Din al Zenki Movement tweet (20 Nov 2016) – Arabic text translates as follows: Hrkh_nor_din_alzenki Jeic_afatth targeting Assad gangs stationed at # Tlh_heik_yousef mortar and achieve direct hits:

nour-al-din-zenki-20-11-16

  • Official Nour al Din al Zenki Movement tweet (21 Nov 2016) – Arabic text translates as follows: Hrkh_nor_din_alzenki Jeic_afatth targeting a car loaded with ammunition on the front Mnaan missile Jintao and killed more than 7 Elements:

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  • Official Nour al Din al Zenki Movement Youtube video (26 Nov 2016) – Arabic text translates as follows: Noureddine Zanki || movement targeting Assad’s gangs on the front Hanano and labor mortar:

 

Examples of covert co-operation between FSA (Western deemed moderate) groups, some shown in the infographic above, and fundamentalist Islamic groups can be seen below:

1st Coastal Division, 2nd Coastal Division, 10th Coastal Division:

Division 13:

Nour al Din al Zenki, Sultan Murad Brigade, Central Division, Army of the Mujahideen, Liwa’ Suqour al Jabal, Kata’ib Thuwar al Sham, Islamic Freedom Brigade, Fastaqim Kama Umirt Union:

Division 16:

1st Coastal Division, Central Division:

Examples of overt co-operation between FSA (Western deemed moderate) groups, some shown in the infographic above, and fundamentalist Islamic groups can be seen below:

 

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