“Tahrir Al-Sham” raids the headquarters of a local council in Aleppo countryside by arms and arrests its head for unknown reasons amid popular resentment by the town’s locals

The security force of “Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham” raided the local council of Batabu town in the western countryside of Aleppo, where they arrested the head of the town’s local council today afternoon, without revealing the reasons for arresting him and his fate is unknown so far.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 4th of September 2019, that it monitored a new violation with in the series of continuous violations by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham within its controlled areas in Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, where the Syrian Observatory learned that a “security” patrol of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham pursued a car on al-Dana Road in the northern countryside of Idlib, where the members opened fire at the car which caused it to hit the side of the road, then it turned out that the car is driven by a doctor working in Ma’arrat Mesrin hospital, who is from the staff of Aleppo’s displaced people after the siege, and without members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham even listening to him they took him out of the car and shot at his feet, they beat him with the stock of the gun on his head then he was taken to Bab al-Hawa Hospital, in turn, and Bab al-Hawa Hospital announced the suspension of all its activities as a result of the physical and verbal abuse the doctor suffered, and as a result of violating the sanctity of the hospital and its medical staff, the verbal insults, threats of arrest, and not allowing them to perform their medical duty towards the injured person, and breaking into the operating room and removing the injured person from the hospital without receiving the necessary treatment and transferring him to an unknown destination.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 26th of August 2019 that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a group belongs to Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham dismantled the “cellular” communications towers in the towns of Anjarah and Qebtan al-Jabal in the western countryside of Aleppo, and sold them to scrap iron traders within areas of control of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, amid resentment among the people of the sabotage practices carried out by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against public facilities, of dismantling and looting during its control time which was so busy with that, like dismantling of the railway, oil pipelines, factories, industrial plants, power plants, electrical wires, communications towers, and telephone wires, and in another context Hayyaat Tahrir at al-Sham and its security force are still clamping down and pursuing activists in its areas of control in Idlib province, where Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham arrested on Sunday afternoon a media activist from his home in the western countryside of Aleppo, and confiscated his equipment completely and took him to an unknown destination.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 24th of August 2019 that arbitrary arrests of activists continue in areas controlled by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, in conjunction with popular tension due to the defeats that the factions suffered in recent clashes in the southern countryside of Idlib, where members of the security force of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham arrested a media activist working at “Idlib Media Center” on Friday evening from his home in the Idlib city, and took him to an unknown destination, amid demands for his release, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 22nd of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the security services of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham arrested 6 persons from the people of Kafr Zita city in the northern countryside of Hama, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; they were arrested near Bab Al-Hawa crossing point north of Idlib at the Syrian border with Iskenderun while they were preparing for a sit-in under the name “against the handing over of Hama countryside to the regime forces”, and they were taken to unknown destination.

The SOHR published on the 2nd of August 2019, that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham arrested a defected colonel of the regime forces, who is the new commander of the Free Idlib Army and a member of the Command Council of the National Liberation Front, where he was arrested by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham with his escort on al-Ghazawiyah checkpoint, which separates areas of control of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham from areas of control of the Turkey-loyal factions near Darat Azza in the western countryside of Aleppo, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 25th of July 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that a force of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham arrested a media activist from his home in Ebin village in the western sector of Aleppo countryside, where he was taken to an unknown destination without any information yet about the reasons of the arrest, amid fears for his life and popular discontent in the area, and demands for his release, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 23rd of July 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from reliable sources that Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham has arrested a group of people of those who have been deported by the Turkish authorities in the frame of Turkey’s latest campaign against the Syrian refugees in Turkey, where the group was arrested while entering to the Syrian territory, then they were released except a Christian young man from Al-Salamiyeh city in Hama countryside, where he was taken to unknown destination.

And the SOHR published on the 15th of July 2019, that it learned that violent clashes erupted between an Islamic faction against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, in Al-Talhiyeh village east of Idlib, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory’s activists; a security force of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham has raided several houses in Al-Talhiyeh village in search for wanted people, where violent clashes erupted between the raiding force against a group operating under the banner of “Jaysh Al-Ahrar” in an attempt to prevent Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham from arresting the wanted people, which resulted in the fall of injuries in the ranks of the rebel members, while the SOHR learned that civilian dignitaries and some of the military commanders are trying to intervene to break up the disagreement in the villages.

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