Jama'at Ansar al-Furqan in Bilad al Sham (JAFBS)

In the beginning of November 2016, rumors spread that former members of Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) / Nusra Front are actively planning to establish a new al Qaeda Central Command (AQC)-affiliated group in Syria called Taliban Shamya. Taliban Shamya issued a statement 26 November 2016. By 09 October 2017 the group issued a charter statement under the name  Jamā'at Anṣār al-Furqān in Bilād al-Shām (alternate spelling Jamaat Ansar al-Forkan fi Bilad al-Sham).(Statement) Jama'at Ansar al-Furqan in Bilad al Sham: "Charter of the Group"- 09 October 2017The formal defection follows a series of high-profile defections and assassinations from HTS (Statements) Massive Defections (6 Brigades/Units & Sharia Judges) from Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) - 11 through 14 September 2017(Photo) Abou Mouhamed Al-Sharei (Al-Jazrawi), a Saudi national & Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) Sharia Judge Assassinated Near Saraqib, Idlib, Syria - 13 September 2017(TRAC…

Jama'at Ansar al-Furqan in Bilad al Sham (JAFBS), also known as Taliban Shamya, alternate spelling: Jamaat Ansar al-Forkan fi Bilad al-Sham, Hawks (general terminology for AQ operatives in Syria focused on foreign operations) is a group formed c. 2016.
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