Around sixty gunmen defected from Al Nusra Front terrorist group in the Zawiya Mountain in Idlib countryside, when they tried to flee into the eastern areas of the countryside of Hama.
The escaping militants were heading to the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) terrorist group in order to pledge allegiance, before being arrested by Al Nusra gunmen in the southern countryside of Idlib.
They have to wait in jail until their trial is scheduled.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first defection of its kind among Al Nusra ranks, but it had already happened in more than one region in Syria, as several leaders defected after talks between Al Nusra and other factions brought to light.
Source: Al-Manar Website