Fighters with the Mujehedeen Army early Monday arrested the emir of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in the town of Kafr Hamra in the western countryside of Aleppo, sources have told Zaman al-Wasl.
Local activists confirmed that Ahmed Jamal Naief was among dozens of ISIS hostages who were arrested during clashes in Aleppo province against the Al-Qaeda militants.
A jihadist group, The Victorious Party of Al-Sham, said in a statement posted online, that a Mujahedeen with the Ansar Brigade also stormed regime forces in Maarat al-Artiq, west of Kafr Hamra, near Aleppo.
Meanwhile, a faction headed by Chechen fighter Sayfullakh Shishani is also fighting regime forces in Maarat al-Artik alongside the Mujahedeen Army, the group said.
Sayfullakh’s group joined Jabhat al-Nusra, however the Chechen jamaat appears to have retained its integrity as a unit and fights together with other groups as and when it is needed.
In relevant development, Khaled Abu Anas, a senior jihadist fighter with Ahrar al-Sham, has accepted the peace treaty among the mujahideen groups of Sheikh al-Muhaysini, jihadist social media pages reported.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer