Terrorists Intensify Assassination Attempts against Rival Groups in Northern Syria
Sources close to the terrorist groups said a group of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) militants operating under the command of Abu Abdul Rahman Najib kidnapped three members of Faylaq al-Sham in Atemeh village in Northern Idlib and also abducted their media man Ahmad al-Akhras in the town of Darkoush in Western Idlib.
There is yet no report on the fate of the four Tahrir al-Sham militants.
Meantime, a bomb-laden vehicle exploded near the car of Tahrir al-Sham Commander Ahmad Latouf in the town of Dana in Northern Idlib.
A bomb-laden motorcycle was also exploded near a building where commanders of Saqour al-Sham were attending a meeting.
There is yet no report on the casualties of either incident.
The local sources also pointed to rising insecurities in Idlib province, and reiterated that tens of civilians, including women, have been killed by unknown assailants in recent days.
In a relevant development on Thursday, two notorious terrorist commanders were killed by unknown assailants in Idlib as militants had apparently reached an agreement to stop infighting in Northern Syria.
A commander of Jeish al-Ahrar terrorist group, named Abu Salim Banash, was shot dead near the town of Banash in Northeastern Idlib after unknown raiders fired at him.
Also, reports said that a commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at named Abu al-Ward Kafr Batikh was killed along with one of his comrades by unknown assailants North of Ma’arat al-No’eman in Idlib.
Meantime, unknown raiders’ gunfire killed 3 foreign members of Tahrir al-Sham’s Turkistani party near the town of Armanaz in Northwestern Idlib.
The developments came after Tahrir al-Sham, Syria’s Tahrir Front and Soqour al-Sham terrorist groups had on Wednesday agreed to stop infighting in Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
Soqour al-Sham had threatened last week to kill Chief Commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hayat Abu Mohammad al-Joulani after the son of Soqour al-Sham’s commander was killed in infighting in Northern Syria.
Soqour al-Sham that fought against Tahrir al-Sham along with Syria’s Tahrir Front in Jabal al-Zawiyeh region in Idlib province threatened to killed al-Joulani.
Soqour al-Sham’s decision came after Ahmad al-Sheikh, the son of Soqour al-Sham’s commander, was killed in clashes with Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at in Jabal al-Zawiyeh.
Also, a source close to Soqour al-Sham quoted Ahmad Sheikh as saying that the fight against Tahrir al-Sham will never end until al-Joulani’s death.