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Syria: HTS kills Yusuf Nouman, high ISIS leader in Idlib

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) killed Yusuf Nouman (aka Abu Hareth), high Isis commander, in Idlib. The man was the brother of Hajji Taysir, the IS governor for Iraq, eliminated in May by the SDF and by Inherent Resolve in Deir Ezzor

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) killed Yusuf Nouman (aka Abu Hareth), high Isis commander, in the western area of ​​Idlib. The man is the brother of “wali” Hajji Taysir (aka Mutaz Numan Abdul Naif Najm al-Jubouri), the IS governor for Iraq and one of the three most wanted group members in Syria and globally. The latter had lost his life in May 2020, following an operation by the SDF and Inherent Resolve in Deir Ezzor. The former had tracked down the leader and monitored his movements. The Coalition then intervened with a targeted air raid. The death of Yusuf further weakens the militiamen, even in the north where HTS has long started a hunt for all the “competing” cells in the quadrant. For a time, a kind of alliance was born between the two groups. Then, however, the former Daesh tried to expand too much and the local terrorists reacted.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) resumes bombing south of Idlib. Objective: to conquer Barah. All the offensives launched so far, even with the support of Russia, have failed

Meanwhile, the Syrian army (SAA) has resumed heavily bombing villages in the area between Hama and Idlib. Objective: to weaken the defenses of the local militias to allow the soldiers to advance on the ground in the direction of Barah. Damascus, despite the fact that it has launched the offensive to conquer the city for over a month and that this has not produced the desired results, does not give up. Air raids and artillery attacks, in fact, continue. Furthermore, the SAA periodically makes surprise raids into enemy territory, trying to penetrate behind the front line. So far, however, local groups have always managed to reject any attempt. Not surprisingly, despite the involvement of the Russian air component, the situation in the region remains stalled.

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