Malhama Tactical (JFS /Conquest of al-Sham Front)

The group “Malhama Tactical” is an Uzbek group part of the Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham and by extension falls under the umbrella of Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Based in Syria, the group’s militants have participated in fights for Idlib, Aleppo, etc. since at least 2015.  However, fighting is not their main purpose for self identity apart from JFS, the group purports to be a virtual university for battlefield operations, with over 34 instructional videos created in the last six months.  Though Malhama Tactical membership in nominal at best in terms of strength in numbers, their on-line influence packs quite an impact.  With popular channels on Facebook, Twitter, Telegram,, and YouTube, Malhama Tactical's sway over jihadi self-help/instructional tutorials will have ramifications well beyond their inner circle.Strength in NumbersAs videos and photos show, the total number of militants in this group is small totaling roughly 6 to 8. On…

Malhama Tactical (JFS /Conquest of al-Sham Front) is an active group formed c. 2015.
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