Kidnapper of Maaloula nuns and opponent to Putin-Erdogan agreement | HTS arrests “Abu Malek Al-Talli”
Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that a security group of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham encircled the house of the prominent commander “Abu Malek Al-Talli” in Idlib city and arrested him, at orders by the HTS general commander “Abu Mohammad al-Julani”.
Jamal Zayniyah, Al-Talli’s real name, had dissented from Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Shamon April 7, 2020, then he formed a jihadi group and joined the jihadi operation room of “Fa’ethbato”. The jihadi commander is also known for his rejection on the agreements between Russia and Turkey on the “de-escalation zone”, as he announced in October 2018.
Al-Talli had kidnapped nuns of Maaloula in Rif Dimashq, before he released them in March 2014, following a deal in which he received large sums of money. It worth noting that Al-Talli’s son was assassinated on October 25, 2017. SOHR reported at that time that Abu Malek Al-Talli’s son was shot dead by unknown assailants, while he was traveling on a highway in the countryside of Idlib city.