Updated : Sunday 1 October 2017 | 8 : 28PM Damascus Timming
Idlib (Qasioun) – Haet Tahrir Sham,HTS announced on Sunday the appointment of Abu Muhammad Al-Julani as its general leader succeeding Abu Jaber Sheikh.
HTS issued a statement saying: After the Shura Council of HTS with the presence of the General Shari'ah Council, the resignation of Abu Jaber Al-Sheikh from as the General Commander of the Authority was accepted as well as appointing Abu Mohammad Al-Julani as the head of HTS. Also Sheikh Abu Jaber was appointed as Chairman of the Shura Council of HTS.
It is noteworthy that Abu Muhammad al-Julani was a military commander of the HTS, and the former commander of the Fatah al-Sham, which was formed after the separation of al-Qaeda.