34Saudi Arabia’s two sharia judges Abdullah al-Muhaisni and  Musleh al-Alayani broke away from HTS according to a statement released through social sites.

In a statement published on Monday, al-Muhaisni and Al-Aliani justified their decision by failure in achieve their goal of being in HTS. In addition they referred to clashes between HTS and Ahrar al-Sham in Idlib as one of  the main reasons of their resignation.

The resignation followed the publishing of audio record of conversation between the HTS general commander Abu Muhammad al-Julani and the commander of Idlib sector Abu al-Walid (also known as Abu Hamza Bensh) which described the mentioned saudi preachers  as “fools“.

In this conversation Abu al-Walid demanded to allow him to arrest the sharia judge  al-Muhaisni, focusing that the Saudi preacher had urged HTS groupings not to fight against Ahrar al-Sham. But al-Julani rejected his request and said that “his arrest will make the deal more complicated”.


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