The ARA News reported that relocated terrorists will be given the new title of ‘The Islamic Board of Syria’.
The Turkish efforts come as the Syrian army has made considerable gains in the Western part of the city of Aleppo.
The Syrian army, meantime, continued its advances in other key provinces across Syria.
Turkey has plans to reorganize thousands of terrorists who have been evacuated from Aleppo in Idlib under a new title, ‘The Islamic Board of Syria’.
ARA News close to the Kurds quoted a dissident source in Gaziantep city as saying that the ringleaders of most militant groups who have left Eastern Aleppo are now in Idlib at the request of a high-ranking Turkish intelligence official.
“The high-ranking official from Turkey’s intelligence ministry has demanded that the situation of these grouplets goes under study after their transfer to the bordering city of Idlib in the presence of the Syrian dissidents’ coalition council,” the source said.
Noting that Turkey seeks to reorganize the grouplets and prepare them for merger with the Euphrates Shield Operation forces, the source said that serious consultations have started among more than 15 militant groups to form a new front to be called The Islamic Board of Syria with its headquarters is in Idlib and even the names of ringleaders for leading the board have been declared.
4,000 militants who were preparing to evacuate Aleppo under an internationally-negotiated ceasefire deal on Thursday opened fire on residential areas in Eastern Aleppo again as tens of buses arrived in their region to start their relocation to Idlib, after Turkey demanded to take them out to Northern Aleppo province to take part in the Euphrates Shield Operation.
The Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces have left Aleppo to Homs to take part in an imminent anti-ISIL operation to free Palmyra and energy-rich regions in the Eastern part of the province, a field source said Sunday.
The sources said that the army has transferred a large number of Tiger Forces from Aleppo to Eastern Homs after the commandoes ended their mission in the liberation of Aleppo’s Eastern districts from Jeish al-Fatah terrorists.
The sources further added that after arrival of several convoys of army men and a column of the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, the army sent Tiger Forces to Homs, while the Desert Hawks forces of the army are also likely to be moved to Homs.
Jeish al-Islam’s large-scale offensive to break through government positions in Eastern Ghouta was repulsed by the Syrian Army and popular forces.
The army and popular fighters fended off large-scale attack of Jeish al-Islam in al-Meida’ani region, inflicting major losses on the militants.
Jeish al-Islam terrorists suffered a heavy death toll and retreated from the battlefield.
The army men also preempted terrorists’ operations in Hawsh al-Zawaher and in an attack inflicted a large number of casualties on the terrorists of Jeish al-Islam and Faylaq al-Rahman.
The army soldiers also engaged in fierce clashes with the militants near the town of al-Mohammadiyeh, killing a number of them.
The army troops continued to hit terrorists’ position to access the strategic region of Tal Farzat and made fresh advances, capturing more heights in the region.
The predominately Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) won back more lands in the second phase of the Euphrates Rage Operation to take control of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of ISIL terrorists.
The SDF engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL terrorists and pushed them back from the villages of Tal Khalaf and al-Tiyaseh, killing or wounding several terrorists.
The Kurdish fighters, in the meantime, beat ISIL back from the village of Dokhan and seized a large volume of ammunition and military equipment.
The SDF later stormed ISIL’s positions and took control over the villages of Khazoum, Bir Khazoum, Hasan Hajji and a farm.
The engineering units, for their part, started defusing ISIL-planted bombs and landmines in the newly liberated villages.
Syrian Army soldiers with the support of the Russian fighter jets targeted the movements of the terrorists in different parts of Hama province, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.
The Russian warplanes targeted the night-time movements of the ISIL terrorists in Aqayrabat region and meantime pounded their supply lines connecting Eastern Badiyeh (desert) in Hama to the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) in Homs.
The army’s artillery units for their part shelled al-Islamiyeh Front’s movements in the Western countryside of al-Salamiyah town in Hama.
The army’s missile units shelled terrorists’ positions in the village of Khneifes, while other units of the army repelled terrorists’ attack on their positions along al-Salamiyah-Homs road.
The artillery units also targeted the movements and concentration centers of the terrorists in the towns of Kafr Zita and al-Latamina, killing a number of militants and destroying their vehicles.
Also, Syrian and Russian fighter jets targeted a long supply convoy of ISIL terrorists’ vehicles on a road in a region in Hama as it was heading towards Palmyra last week, inflicting major losses on the militants.
The warplanes hit ISIL’s military-supply column that left the terrorist group’s base in Aqayrabat region in Badiyeh (desert) in Hama – where the desert path leads to Palmyra in Eastern Homs – leaving a number of militants dead and the convoy’s vehicles destroyed.
In the meantime, the Russian and Syrian aircraft pounded the gatherings of Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in farms near the town of Kafr Zita, in the town of al-Latamina and its surroundings and in al-Zawar region, killing and wounding a number of militants and destroying their equipment.
Syrian security sources disclosed that a senior Ahrar al-Sham commander has been killed in a bomb explosion in Southern Idlib.
Abu Oday Ahrar was killed in the blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by unknown assailants in Tal Manes region in Southern Idlib, the Arabic-language Rasad News reported.
Meantime, terrorists set fire at several buses that were going to the besieged towns of Fua’a and Kafraya in Northern Idlib to transfer the injured and patients to government-controlled regions, violating the Aleppo evacuation agreement with Damascus once again.
The terrorist groups deployed in Northern Idlib attacked the convoy of buses on way to Fua’a and Kafraya and set them ablaze to prevent evacuation of the injured and patients.
The move by the terrorists came as tens of buses had also arrived at the militant-held regions of Eastern Aleppo to take them out of the city in return for the evacuation plan in Fua’a and Kafraya.
Reports also said that heavy infighting erupted between Fatah al-Sham Front and Ahrar al-Sham near Fua’a and Kafraya. Several buses that were on their way towards Fua’a and Kafraya to take civilians out of the towns were burned in the infighting.
As their friends set the buses in Idlib on fire, the pockets of militants that are still in the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city and plan to evacuate the region are insisting on their rapid relocation from the war-hit city.
Elam al-Harbi news website that operates as the Syrian Armed Forces’ media center said the terrorists in Eastern Aleppo are preparing to set fire at their bases and arms depots, something which had also earlier been done by their comrades who left the city on Thursday and Friday.