Nusra Front arrests 10 of its members accused of links with “Stand Firm” Operation Room
The sources said among the detainees were foreign jihadists who were disarmed and led to a detention center due to contacting the Takfiri Stand Firm Operation Room.
According to the sources, the detainees were planning to defect from Nusra Front and join Stand Firm Operation Room. The communication was discovered after direct collisions took place in Idlib areas recently between Nusra Front and Stand Firm Operation Room, especially Hurras al-Din affiliated with al-Qaeda.
Nusra Front had already arrested leaders of Stand Firm Operation Room, including Abu Malik al-Talli who used to be a leader in Nusra Front before he defected and set an independent faction named Al-Ansar Brigade and joined Sand Firm Operation Room. Violence clashes broke out between Nusra Front and Hurras al-Din who demanded al-Talli release. An agreement was reached eventually that stipulated Nusra Front seized control over all Hurras al-Din headquarters in Idlib.
Later Nusra Front issued a resolution, banning the establishment of any independent factions in Idlib outside Nusra Front and leaving its ranks without prior approval and prevented its own members from joining any other factions.