Zahran Aloush is the head of the Army of Islam and military commander of the Islamic Front – IF. The Islamic Front is an Islamist group. It belongs, in the Syrian context, to the so called “moderate rebels”. They work together with FSA (Free Syrian Army) and with Jabhat al Nusra (Al-Qaeda in Syria) but fight against ISIS, an organisation which is even more radical than Al-Qaeda.
On Friday April 4th 2014, Mr Aloush published the following tweet regarding operations of IF in Latakya countryside:
The English translation of this tweet is:
“The cheap calls of help by the Nusayri [derogatory term for Alawites] intellectuals are useless after fear stroke the hearts of this filthy sect. Islamic Front is moving forward inshallah until purifying the coast.”