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Syria, HTS tries to regain control of the situation in Idlib

HTS tries to regain control of the situation in Idlib. New campaign of arrests of Huras al-Din members after the escalation of attacks on Turkey and clashes between rival militias

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) tries to regain control of the situation in Idlib, after the escalation of attacks on Turkish troops and clashes between local militias. HTS has launched a new campaign to arrest important Huras al-Din figures. The latter is a Sharia adviser, captured while exiting a mosque in Jisr al-Shughour. The Qaedists believe that the rival group plays a role in the collapse of the situation in the Syrian province, particularly in the growing hostility of the population. In the same city, in fact, only a few hours earlier a Turkish jihadist had been killed by unknown persons just after leaving another mosque. Also, a TAF vehicle was attacked by a mysterious commando as it passed along the M4 in the same quadrant. Finally, there were further clashes between the Al-Hamza Division and Al-Jabha Al-Shamiyyah west of Aleppo.

The Qaedist group fears that Huras al-Din wants to undermine its image, fueling the distrust of Turkey and the population, to raise its head

HTS fears that Huras al-Din is trying to raise its head in Idlib and that to do so it has a precise strategy: to undermine the leadership of the enemy group in the Syrian province, both locally and with Ankara. On the one hand, in fact, it is fueling the distrust of the population and Turkey with attacks on the TAF and circulating false information. On the other hand, there has been a boom in targeted killings of rival jihadists. This, if on the operational side does not have a great weight since they are not important figures, from the image one is a hard blow. In fact, the common thought is beginning to spread that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is no longer able to manage Idlib, also guaranteeing the safety of foreign partners.

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