According to Inside Syria Media Center sources, on August 1, Ahrar Al-Sham militants realized a statement where announced the new leader of the group in Syria. It became known, that Hassan Soufan aka Abu Al-Bara is a new leader of the formation.
The new leader was born in Latakia province and till past year served sentence on Saidnaya prison for activities against the Syrian government. He was released within the frameworks nation-wide amnesty in December 2016 after 15 years of imprisonment.
It should be mentioned, that now is not a good period for Ahrar Al-Sahm, with it having been subject to considerable political persecution in Idlib on the part of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadist group.
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