The al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) called on its regional supporters in the Persian Gulf Arab states to take immediate measures to provide the terrorist group with financial aid after its recent defeats in the war against the Syrian army in Aleppo province.
The demands for more money were raised after Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, a senior al Qaeda-linked cleric and the religious leader of al-Nusra and Jeish al-Fatah, in a recent video called on the Persian Gulf Arab states to increase financial aid to the terrorists.
Jeish al-Fatah is a conglomerate of terrorist groups under the command of the Al-Nusra Front. The backbone of the umbrella group is made of Al-Nusra units, while militants from 12 other terrorist groups, including Ahrar Al-Sham, are all members of Jeish al-Fatah.
Late in October, al-Muhaysini admitted that the militants in Syria have received financial and military aid from Saudi Arabia and certain other Persian Gulf Arab states.
Muhaysini released a video recently in which he appreciated Riyadh and other Arab states for equipping his comrades with missiles.
The Saudi preacher said that the missiles that they have sent would be used to break the Syrian army and its allies' siege of Aleppo.
He also thanked Turkey for supporting the terrorists and treating the wounded militants in its hospitals.
In relevant remarks in June, a source said that Saudi Arabia has sent new cargoes of weapons and financial aid to the terrorists in Aleppo in Northern Syria to strengthen them against the Syrian army and its allies' fresh attacks.
"The Saudi regime has recently sent small arms and new equipment, including 5 drones, to the terrorists in Syria," the source said.
To this end, Riyadh has sent one of its ranking officers to the regions controlled by terrorists in Northern Aleppo to supply them with money and arms to intensify attacks and open new fronts against the Syrian army and popular forces, the source added.