The Eastern Ghouta rages for the 7th consecutive days, with violent clashes which are mainly concentrated in the vicinity of the Vehicle Department which is besieged by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, the Islamic movement of Ahrar Al-Sham and Al-Rahman Corps, and near the governorate building in the vicinity of Harasta city, with attempts by the factions to achieve advancement leads to the surrender of the regime forces inside the Vehicle Department or to take the control of it by the attacking factions and increase their scope of control towards the governorate building and the International Highway, in order to discharge the fighters in the Vehicle Department front -in the case of controlling it- and create wider fronts against the regime forces in the outskirts of the capital Damascus, and in conjunction with these attempts and the fighting accompanied by intensive aerial, artillery and rocket shelling on the Eastern Ghouta, the chief of “the Callers-to-Jihad Centre” and the former leader in Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham Abdullah al-Muhaysini appeared in a video which the SOHR has received a copy of it, he talked about that the attack in the Eastern Ghouta is a defeat of Sochi Conference determined to be held during this month between the Syrian parties representing the regime and the opposition, and al-Muhaysini said “good news for Muslims that Sochi Conference that Putin adopted to increase his popularity in the next elections, was defeated by the people of the Levant who unanimously agreed to reject it”, and that this battle proved that the regime is collapsed and it is weaker than we all think and the regime will collapse overnight, and that Allah has made a good omen to drop a Russian helicopter and rage the conflict in Iran.
This speech coincides with escalating the pace of the fighting in an attempt by the factions to achieve advancement in the area at the expense of the regime forces which impose a siege with their allies on the Eastern Ghouta, which was started by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham by detonating a fighter himself using a booby trapped vehicle, about 10 weeks after the “chief of the Callers-to-Jihad Centre” and the former Saudi Sharia leader in Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham Abdullah al-Muhaysini had talked in one of the hospitals he had visited in order to receive treatment and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was reported at that time, that the Saudi leader when he was in the hospital on the 11th of October 2017; he met with the staff of the hospital and spoke about the military and local Syrian conditions, he draw the attention of the sources of the Syrian Observatory when he promised endless and a long war, where Abdullah al-Muhaysini said: “the clashes in Syria are continuous and will go on indefinitely and we fight by proxy”, in the midst of astonishment of the hospital staff from his speech, and then al-Muhaysini continue his speech calling on the Syrian fighters to become” Mohajrin” (immigrants) , he said in his meeting at the hospital: “We wait for you to be immigrants -ALLAH willing- in Saudi Arabia, but we ask you -mujahidin of the Levant- not to interfere in the internal matter of the mujahidin in the Saudi Arabia; they are the decision makers and they know the land the variables, so what happened in Syria doesn’t happen in Saudi Arabia”.
The former Saudi leader in Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham had defected from Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham along with another leader, Musleh al-Aliani who is of Gulf nationality, after mysterious disagreements between both parties on the 12th of September 2017, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented on the 16th of June 2017 targeting Al-Muhaysini in an explosion targeted Abu Thar al-Ghafari Mosque in Idlib city, after the Friday prayers, also the Syrian Observatory published on the 8th of the same month what several reliable sources confirmed that the Saudi leader Abdullah al-Muhaysini –the member of the Sharia Body in Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham– was wounded when the car he was riding was shot by checkpoint of the Sham Corps in Kafruma in the western countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man; while he was trying to cross to the area.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 23rd of March 2017 that the Saudi leader Abdullah al-Muhaysini appeared in front of a group of fighters of “Wa Qol I’imalu” battle, where he appealed Daraa city’s fighters to continue their battle in the city’s Manshiya neighborhood, al-Muhaysini also appealed the Eastern Ghouta saying:
“O Ghouta of Islam, we are walking your way, continue your battle in the name of Allah the lord of the worlds, and here we are saying it to all Ahl al-Sunnah: our battle in not a battle for the liberation of Sham but it is an Islamic nation battle, it is a battle of Ahl al-Sunnah, O Sunnis in every place, I swear by Allah, if this league is broken -then- the Rawafid will come cursing Abu Bakr and Omar on the Minbars of the Muslims”, and al-Muhaysini added: “We are here saying Allahu Akbar to take revenge for you our people who were brought out of Aleppo, and to take revenge for you our people in Darayya, Qudsaya, al-Hameh, al-Wa’er and of every place of al-Sunnah places whose people were displaced by the Power of Allah the lord of the worlds”.
Al-Muhaysini who appeared in the video sitting in the middle of leaders and fighters on the fronts of Hama countryside, addressed those who he said that they are “young people of Sham who went to Turkey or those who withdrew from jihad after carrying the rifles of vanity and pride, those who withdrew for past differences or who went to Turkey for a living”, he appealed to them:
“Here are your immigrant brothers with you here, I swear by Allah we have left our women children and kids, and I swear by Allah we don’t intend to get back to them before the banner of no-god-but-Allah is raised on the Mosques of al-Omawiyyin and Omari in Daraa and Damascus, so son of Sham what are you doing in Turkey o brother of Islam, What will you say to Khaled Bin Al Waleed who liberated this land? Will you say my master Khaled I sold the land after you and left the jihad for the sake of Allah, do not take an excuse with a dispute or an internal problem, no matter what our problems are; we are brothers in Allah and in front of us is an Iranian enemy defiling our land and honor.