Army of Islam, foreign mercenaries, foreign-backed terrorists, ISIL, ISIS, Jaysh Al-Islam, Jihadists, takfiri, Takfiri movements, Terrorism By Proxy, Terrorisme, Terrorists, Terrorists Gangs, War Criminals, War on Syria, Zahran Alloush
The Al-Qaeda-linked Jaysh Al-Islam has stepped up its offensive against the rival Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside and is now preparing for a major attack, military sources announced.
“Jaysh al-Islam is preparing for fresh attacks on ISIL Takfiri terrorist group,” a Syrian military source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told FNA on Monday.
The source pointed to the widening gaps and differences between Jaysh al-Islam and the ISIL, and said, “The differences between the two (terrorist) groups are so wide that each of them is now trying to eliminate the other.”
“Jihadist” groups, the major power fighting the government troops of President Bashar al-Assad, have engaged in infighting that has claimed the lives of 7,000 rebels and civilians since the beginning of this year.
The ISIL, strongest among the rebel groups, has already announced the establishment of its Islamic State in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, as the organization has seized large chunks of territories from both countries in recent months.
The ISIL is the richest “jihadist” organization in the world, according to a recent report by Al-Mayadeen TV.
Aside from dues their loyalists pay regularly, the ISIL also looted a total of $425mln from banks in Iraq’s Mosul city after storming it last month.
The report said the organization has been receiving funds over the past 10 years from rich people and organizations in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The ISIL’s overall wealth now exceeds two billion dollars.
As the ISIL grows more resourceful, observers believe that the infighting between this Al-Qaeda splinter group and other “jihadist” groups, which have rejected alliance with ISIL, will escalate.
Islamic Front’s Military Scumbag Commander Statements (January 2014)
The Islamic Front is comprised of around 40,000 to 60,000 fighters.
It is considered by the United States as a “moderate” fighting force.