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Security tension prevails after Hurras al-Din broke into a court of Nusra Front to get one of their members out

SDC local sources said Nusra Front and Hurras al-Din militants in Jisr Shoughoor in Idlib western countryside were in security alert.

Security tension prevails after Hurras al-Din broke into a court of Nusra Front to get one of their members out

The sources said the tension between both sides started after Nusra Front arrested a member of Hurras al-Din in Idlib because of his activities in raising money under the name of “Zakat”, (that is money given for charity in Islam) for the purpose of supporting the militants of his own organization. Nusra Front accused him of raising money to fund ISIS.

The sources said Nusra Front sent the detainee to Jisr Shoughoor for trial in Nusra Front legislature court where Nusra Front usually gives verdicts. Hurras al-Din militants headed to the building with a well-armed military column and got out the detainee by force of arms. Nusra Front members were not able to repel them.

A state of security alert followed the incident as both sides brought military assemblages and reinforcements. The sources said clashes are likely to break out at any time between the extremist organizations.

Recently there have been tensions between Nusra Front and Hurras al-Din on more than one occasion. In April, Nusra Front attempted to close headquarters of Hurras al-Din in Armanaz in Idlib northern countryside and collided with Hurras al-Din when it declared its intention to open a crossing that separates between areas under its control from area under the control of the Syrian army before it retreated from that decision.

In the past few years, a number of Nusra Front leaders defected the organization and joined Hurras al-Din which is considered one of the most extreme Takfiri factions in Idlib and northwest Syria.

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