The Tahrir al-Sham and Syria’s Tahrir Front engaged in heavy fighting after a one-day truce ended in Western Aleppo, the sources said, adding that the infighting left tens gunmen dead on both sides and tens of others wounded.
The sources said that Tahrir al-Sham stormed the positions of Syria’s Tahrir Front in Western Aleppo from Dar al-Izzah region and the settlements of Rahab and Maklabis.
In the meantime, local sources in Western Aleppo reported that Tahrir al-Sham managed to prevail over rival terrorists near the village of Zarzita, adding that heavy clashes are underway between the warring sides near Mount Sheikh Aqil around the town of Dar al-Izzah.
The sources said that both sides have sustained tens of casualties and lost several tanks and military vehicles in the infighting.
Meanwhile, the Arabic-language al-Watan daily reported that Turkey has mediated to end clashes between Tahrir al-Sham and Syria’s Tahrir Front in Idlib and Western Aleppo, adding that Turkey intends to move Jeish al-Islam to Jarabulus to use them in its next operation against the Kurds in the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.
In a relevant development last week, heavy infighting erupted between Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and Syria’s Tahrir Front in Ajel and Jamiat al-Sa’adiyeh villages in Western Aleppo, the towns of Khan al-Sobol and Kafr Batikh in Idlib, the village of al-Jaradeh in Southern Idlib and the two villages of al-Mansoureh and Kharbat al-Naqous in Western Hama.
Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at also won control of al-Mohandeen Awal, al-Mohandeseen Thani, Sheikh Ali, Reef al-Ateba, al-Fouj 46, Tadil, Ajil, Urum Soqra, Taqad, Kafr Nouran, al-Tawameh, Kafr Karamayn, Ma’arat al-Na’asan and Mirnaz regions.
Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at erected checkpoints in the village of Atmeh near the border with Turkey and stopped traffic of fuel vehicles from Northern Aleppo to Idlib.
Reports from the region said Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at also imposed control over Ram Hamdan, Hazreh, Kafr Yahmoul, Ma’arat Mesrin, Tarmanin, Tala’adat Waqah, Aqrabat, Kafr Lousin, Atmeh and Deir Hissan regions in Northern Idlib.
The infighting erupted after a huge blast rocked the base of the foreign members of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at in Central Idlib, inflicting tens of casualties on the terrorist group.
Militant-affiliated sources reported that a bomb-laden car was detonated in front of a building called ‘National Salvation Government’ in the Center of Idlib city.
The sources added that the building belongs to the Uzbek militants of Tahrir al-Sham, saying that at least 15 militants were killed and tens of others were wounded in the explosion.
Tensions have intensified among the terrorists in Idlib province in recent days.
Two senior commanders of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at terrorist group were also assassinated as internal tensions heightened with Syria’s Tahrir Front in Idlib.