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Syria: Insurgent Clashes With Regime Continue in Balleramoun

Clashes continue in Balleramoun, on the northern outskirts of Aleppo city, between Syrian regime forces and a loose coalition of insurgents, including Sayfullakh Shishani’s Chechen jamaat from Jabhat al-Nusra and independent Chechen faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar. Link to map showing the location of the clashes in relation to other fighting in the area: Muslim…

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Syria: What’s The Significance Of Joint Ops Between Sayfullakh’s Jamaat, Jaish al-Muhajireen, & Islamic Front?

As noted here, Sayfullakh Shishani’s jamaat in Jabhat al-Nusra has taken part in joint operations this week with Chechen-led Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, as well as the Islamic Front and Ahrar a-Sham, to battle Syrian forces in Balleramoun on the outskirts of Aleppo city, just south of Kafr Hamra. There is another account here (in Russian).…