Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
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Entretien Avec Firqatul Ghuraba

La guerre en Syrie a vu l'émergence de beaucoup de groupes de muhajireen/muhajiroun. Au sens propre de ce mot on veut dire 'migrants' mais dans ce contexte on veut dire les étrangers qui sont venus à Syria aux côtés des insurgés. Beaucoup de ces groupes ont joint les plus grandes factions mais un groupe est resté indépendant jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Ce groupe s'appelle Firqatul Ghuraba ('La Division Des Étrangers') et son chef est Omar Omsen. Récemment le groupe est retourné à l'attention des médias car Omar Omsen a été arrêté par Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham qui est la plus grande faction à Idlib et ses environs.

Pour discuter l'histoire de Firqatul Ghuraba et l'arrestation de Omar Omsen, j'ai fait un entretien avec son fils.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Sun, September 27, 2020 5:27 PM  |  Permalink

Interview with Firqatul Ghuraba

The war in Syria has seen the emergence of a variety of groups of muhajireen/muhajiroun. The term literally means 'migrants' but is used in this context to refer to the foreigners who came to Syria on the side of the insurgents. Many of these groups were absorbed into larger factions, but one of them still stands out as an independent entity today: Firqatul Ghuraba ('Division of the Strangers'), a group founded by French muhajireen and led by Omar Omsen. Recently the group came to renewed media attention following the arrest of Omar Omsen by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, the largest faction in Idlib and its environs.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Sun, September 27, 2020 3:57 PM  |  Permalink

فتوى: حكم المشاركة في معارك أذربيجان لقتال أرمينيا

[مقدمة الناشر أيمن جواد التميمي]: في ظل التصعيد العسكري بين أذربيجان وأرمينيا هناك كلام كثير عن إستقطاب شباب سوريين من اجل المشاركة في هذه المعارك, فأصدر الشيخ أبو اليقظان المصري فتوى بخصوص هذا الموضوع. واليكم الفتوى:

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By  |  Sun, September 27, 2020 8:40 AM  |  Permalink

Fatwa by Sheikh Abu al-Yaqdhan al-Masri on Going to Azerbaijan to Fight

In July 2020, fighting flared up between Azerbaijan and Armenia as both sides lost military personnel in clashes. Now, reports have emerged of both sides supposedly employing Syrian fighters as mercenaries. Thus, the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, citing a report by the Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak quoting 'Azerbaijani media outlets,' claimed that Armenia has brought in YPG/PKK militants to train Armenian militias in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Meanwhile, Lindsey Snell (known for her stances against Turkey) claimed that men from the Turkish-backed al-Hamza Division of Syrian rebel fighters have arrived in Azerbaijan, supposedly via Turkey.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Sat, September 26, 2020 6:01 PM  |  Permalink

مقالة: حكم تعذيب المتهم بقلم الشيخ أبو اليقظان المصري

مقدمة الناشر (أيمن جواد التميمي): أثارت مسألة التعذيب في سجون <<المناطق المحررة>> مجادلة كبيرة خاصة بعد اعتقال بلال عبد الكريم وتوقير شريف من قبل الجهاز الامني التابع لهيئة تحرير الشام. فيكتب الشيخ أبو اليقظان المصري مقالة عن حكم تعذيب المتهم. كان الشيخ شرعياً في الهيئة سابقا والآن هو مستقل.

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By  |  Sat, September 26, 2020 3:47 PM  |  Permalink

Guest Post: Sheikh Abu al-Yaqdhan al-Masri on Use of Torture in Prisons

[Editor's introduction: Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi]:

The issue of the use of torture in prisons in the areas of northern Syria outside of the control of the Damascus-based government has aroused controversy, not only in the 'Euphrates Shield' and 'Olive Branch' areas of north Aleppo countryside but also in the region of Idlib and its environs. In the latter region, the question of the use of torture in prisons came to the forefront more recently with the arrests of Bilal Abdul Kareem and Tauqir Sharif by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham.

In this guest post for my site (though the original Arabic article has been published in the 'al-Balagh' magazine), Sheikh Abu al-Yaqdhan al-Masri- an Egyptian independent cleric who used to be part of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham and is based in the region of Idlib and its environs- discusses the question of whether it is permitted in Islam to use torture against people accused of crimes. Note that this time the translation of the article was done in coordination with a team working with the sheikh. I revised the translation to produce a final copy agreed for publication.

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By  |  Sat, September 26, 2020 1:32 PM  |  Permalink

مقابلة مع إعلام مديرية بلدية البعاج في محافظة نينوى

منذ تحرير الموصل ومناطق اخرى في محافظة نينوى من داعش عادت البلديات الى أعمالها فتشارك في جهود إعادة الإعمار وإعادة الخدمات العامة الى سكان المناطق, الا انه يوجد تحديات كثيرة تواجد البلديات و لحد الآن ليس الوضع الخدمي مثل الوضع قبل ٢٠١٤.

وبتأريخ ١٧ أيلول عام ٢٠٢٠ أجريت مقابلة مع إعلام مديرية بلدية البعاج. تقع بلدة البعاج في ريف نينوى الغربي تحاذي الحدود مع سوريا. وكانت المقابلة بخصوص الوضع الخدمي والإنساني في البعاج.

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By أيمن جواد التميمي  |  Mon, September 21, 2020 11:36 AM  |  Permalink

The Directorate of the Municipal Office of al-Ba'aj in Ninawa: Interview

Since Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul and other parts of Ninawa province from the Islamic State, municipal offices have returned to operation, contributing to reconstruction efforts and working to restore public services to the inhabitants. However, there are many challenges facing the municipal offices, and the services situation is still not on the level it was prior to 2014.

On 17 September 2020, I conducted an interview with the media of the directorate of the municipal office of al-Ba'aj, which is a locality in western Ninawa countryside located near the border with Syria. The interview concerned the humanitarian and services situation in al-Ba'aj. The interview is slightly edited and condensed for clarity. Any parenthetical insertions in square brackets are my own.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Mon, September 21, 2020 11:08 AM  |  Permalink

The 'Idlib Online' Service: Ordering Goods Online From Turkey

The links between Turkey and the region of Idlib and its environs in northwest Syria outside of Syrian government control have continued to strengthen in recent times. For example, many food goods (especially the more complex ones) that are available in Idlib stores are imported from Turkey. Further, the collapse of the Syrian pound has prompted a widespread shift to the use of the Turkish lira in daily life in the area.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Mon, September 21, 2020 6:15 AM  |  Permalink

The Tunisian Jihadists Assassinated by the Americans in Idlib

On Monday, news emerged that a U.S. drone attack (using blades) had assassinated two Tunisian jihadists in Idlib city.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Wed, September 16, 2020 5:48 PM  |  Permalink

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