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Turkish-backed factions outmaneuver Syrian jihadist group in Idlib

The Turkish-backed Syrian National Army in north Syria announced a series of mergers recently, derailing plans by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to seek rapprochement with some of the factions affiliated with the Syrian National Army.
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters of the Sultan Murad Turkoman brigade.

IDLIB, Syria — The Azm Operations Room, which consists of a number of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions, recently announced the merger of six FSA factions with the new Third Legion.

The new formation is expected to be led by Al-Jabha al-Shamiya leader Abu Ahmad Nour.

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