Idlib massacre: hundreds of militants killed and wounded in a standoff between «Al-Qaeda» and «moderate head choppers» (VIDEO, PHOTO 18+)

Idlib massacre: hundreds of militants killed and wounded in a standoff between «Al-Qaeda» and «moderate head choppers» (VIDEO, PHOTO 18+) | Русская весна

Another round of bloody clashes between radical islamists' groups started off in Syria. This time feud is between the two long-time allies «Jabhat an-Nusra» (Syrian «Аl-Qaeda»*) and «Nur ad-Deen az-Zinki», both operating in «Idlib» deescalation zone.

Extermists illegal armed group «Nur ad-Deen az-Zinki» refers to «moderate opposition», that gang got world’s attention after public chopping of a Syrian boy’s head in Handarat refugee camp in the outskirts of Aleppo in July 2016.

According to available information formal reason to start feud was ranges of influence redestribution and control over financial flows – proceeds of criminal activiries. Overnight into 13th of November 2017 «Jabhat an-Nusra»* militants attacked Aki Abdurakhman Zamzaza’s house in Kafer Na’al. Zamzaza is one of «Nur ad-Deen az-Zinki» leaders, he was killed (see photo below).

After that the gangs started sanguinary clashes in Idlib and in the West а Aleppo province. Syrian media report more than a hundred of militants being killed from both sides. 

Syrian oppositional journalists reported that a lot of civilians had been killed during those clashes besides militants, children among them. (see video). 

Militants directed aviation to «Husra» leaders’ meeting

Some time later more that 40 «Nusra» militants were killed as a result of an airstrike on a place where meeting between «Jabhat an-Nusra» and «Nur ad-Deen az-Zinki» leaders was being held. The meeting was to be devoted to ceasefire and tookplace on Al-Atareb. It’s remarkable that «Nur ad-Deen az-Zinki» didn’t show up.  

After that strike «Jabhat an-Nusra» launched an ofensive on «Nur ad-Deen az-Zinki» positions near Dar-Ta’az. 

After that number of the killed and wounded from both sides reaced 200 people.

Official media resources of both groups published «protests notes», gang leaders blame each other for «bad behaviour».

According to the latest data the groups shifted to fragile ceasefire which may turn into violent clashes and huge losses in any moment. 

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* terror organization banned in Russian Federation