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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) intensifies PsyOps efforts in Idlib against rival militias. The Ultimate is an alleged video that accuses Ahrar al-Sham’s of seizing homes by force and shooting at demonstrators
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Idlib has increasing PsyOps effort to discredit rival militias and gain more weight in the area. A video about an alleged demonstration by the population against Ahrar al-Sham circulates on social media and instant messenger services. This, because the jihadist group forcibly converted a home in al-Fua into a base and subsequently opened fire on demonstrators. However, there are doubts about its authenticity. It is certain, however, that the formation is an enemy of HTS despite having cooperated intensively until 2017. In addition, it is part of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), an ally of Turkey, to which the former Fronte al-Nusra has declared war, especially on the side of joint patrols with Russia on the M4. Moreover, only a few days ago, the leaders of HTS had been portrayed while visiting the injured and sick civilians in the Syrian province.
Fox News: Iran in Deir Ezzor builds a secret tunnel to protect its valuable assets from Israel’s raids. Some recent events confirm this: from the visit to Abu Kamal of General Amir Haji Zada to the arrival at the Imam Ali base of several trucks with mysterious loads from Iraq
Meanwhile, Fox News reports that Iranian militias are building a large tunnel at the Imam Ali base in Abu Kamal near the Iraqi border in Deir Ezzor. This is true even if most of the pro-Iran paramilitary groups, at least for the moment, have moved to other regions of Syria (Palmyra, Damascus and Daraa). The goal is to protect “valuable” assets, from weapon systems to vehicles, against Israeli air raids that have intensified in the Middle Eastern country in recent times. Confirming the thesis is the recent visit to the province of General Amir Haji Zada, head of the aerospace forces of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). This entered Syria for a few hours, where he carried out a reconnaissance between Deir Ezzor and Homs, and then immediately returned to Iraq. In addition, several trucks with mysterious loads arrived on the same days, which from Qaim went to the base.