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).…

Syria: Reports Of Nuraddin Az-Zinki, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar Advance on Aleppo

Chechen fighters in Aleppo Province report that the independent Syrian faction Nuraddin Az Zinki,with assistance from Chechen-led faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar have moved southeast from Kafr Hamra towards Aleppo. They are battling Assad’s forces on the outskirts of Balleramoun, also known as Al Layamoun, on the northwest edge of Syria’s largest city. The two…