Conflict between Islamic Front and ISIS, the regime follows
January 6, 2014
IF VS. ISIS: ZahranAloush, the military commander of the Islamic Front, condemned the behavior of the Islamic State in Iraq and a-Sham (ISIS), describing it as a “a tyrannical group” whose actions contradict Islamic law, he said in a short interview with al-Jazeera Sunday.
ISIS is a “tyrannical faction that is against us, which still engages in acts contrary to the religion of Allah the almighty, and unjust toward other groups,” Aloush said.
The statement from Aloush comes after the villages in northern Syria’s Idlib, Aleppo and a-Raqqa provinces have witnessed a number of clashes pitting the Free Syrian Army and the Islamic Front against ISIS. On Thursday, ISIS published a statement describing the Islamic Front as “enemies of Islam,” saying a fatwa had been issued to fight against the Free Syrian Army and the Islamic Front’s member group Liwa a-Tawheed.
On Monday, an Algerian-Belgian ISIS emir warned that hundreds of ISIS combatants were prepared to detonate car bombs in a number of towns across Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
“Our patience will not bear the abuses that are standing to stop the march of jihad,” Aloush said.
The Syrian Rebels’ Front , an ally of the Free Syrian Army, demanded ISIS’s immediate withdrawal from the areas it is blockading in an announcement on Sunday.
Meanwhile, pro-government newspaper al-Watan reported Monday that clashes between ISIS and the Islamic Front had “led to the death of ISIS’s second-in-command, Abu Bakr al-Iraqi al-Shayyeb in Tel Rifaat in the northern Aleppo suburbs.” The account could not be confirmed.
Zahran Aloush’s full remarks:
“In terms of the [Islamic] State [in Iraq and a-Sham] faction, it is a tyrannical faction against us, which still engages in acts contrary to the religion of Allah the almighty, and unjust to other groups.
That has forced us to defend ourselves, and our patience will not bear the abuses that are standing to stop the march of jihad.
Our position toward other combatant factions is a position of cooperation with all combatant brigades that fight the regime for the realization of truth and the establishment of justice.”