Jund al Aqsa group has officially joined the ranks of the notorious Jabhat Fateh al Sham, which is linked to al Qaeda.
Jabhat Fateh al Sham’s leader Abu Mohammed al Golani and commander of Jund al Aqsa, Abu Diab al Sarmini, signed a handwritten declaration on Sunday, showing that the merger officially took place and Jund militants could now enjoy the protection of Syria’s main al Qaeda affiliate.
Jabhat Fateh al Sham is the second major alliance of terrorist groups in Syria after ISIS. The group formerly operated under the title of Nusra Front and is still regarded as the affiliate of al Qaeda in Syria.
Intelligence sources say both Jabhat Fateh al Sham and Jund al Aqsa enjoy support from Saudi Arabia, a major opponent of the Syrian government.