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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham increasingly in crisis in Northern Syria. HTS today faces a request for general mobilization of the population in Aleppo, in addition to the Russian raids on Idlib and the clashes between pro-Turkey militias
Problems are growing for Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in northern Syria. The Russian bombing of Idlib and the internal war between Turkey’s other allied militias have now been joined by popular protests that are increasingly widespread in the northern area of Aleppo. In particular, in Azaz, there were some sit-ins to prevent columns of HTS vehicles from entering and passing through the quadrant in the direction of Afrin. The demonstrators removed the barriers and set the tires on fire. The initiative came shortly after appeals to residents of the region for a general mobilization against pro al-Qaeda jihadists. In Afrin, meanwhile, battles and provocations between the factions close to the TAF, which have entered into conflict with each other to grab the increasingly meager resources bestowed by Ankara and distributed by HTS, are underway. The latest saw members of the Suleiman Shah (aka Al-Amshat) group ransack the 3rd Corps headquarters after their withdrawal from the Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah area.