المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tension south of Idlib countryside on the outskirts of the disarmament area between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the National Liberation Front after exchange of targeting

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that tension prevails the southern countryside of Idlib between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the National Liberation Front, where the Syrian Observatory monitored heavy machinegun targeting took place after midnight of yesterday, between a checkpoints of the National Liberation Front and a checkpoint of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, in al-Hbit – Kafer Ayn area in the southern countryside of Idlib, but no information about casualties yet, these checkpoint have witnessed mobilization and the entry of reinforcements during the previous days, and this tension comes in the shadow of the recent tensions in the area since last Wednesday, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 29th of September 2018 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a state of tension in areas in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man city, between Suqour Al-Sham faction which operates under the banner of the National Liberation Front on one hand, and between Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham on the other, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; each faction has sat up checkpoints of it in the areas of Ghadqa, Al-Haraki and Jarjnaz in the east of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, and the tension comes against the backdrop of several issues between the both parties including exchange of accusations of harassing members of each faction as well as the assault that took place in Tell Mannas last Friday during a demonstration in the town.

And this tension comes after a similar tension witnessed in Darat Izza town in the western countryside of Aleppo on Wednesday, where the Syrian Observatory published on Thursday and Wednesday, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that Darat Azza town in the western countryside of Aleppo, has been witnessing cautious calm during the past hours, after the tension that took place yesterday evening between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the National Liberation Front, where negotiations and consultations took place through elders and mediators to resolve the dispute, and the Syrian Observatory published that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a state of tension during today’s evening, Wednesday the 26th of September 2018, intersected sources confirmed that it came as a result of exchange of arrests between the National Liberation Front and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham in the western sector of Aleppo countryside, where sources confirmed that one of the members of Tahrir Al-Sham was arrested after he was monitored via the cameras while he was planting an IED, followed by arrests by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham against members of the National Liberation Front, which followed by military mobilizations and a state of alertness which prevailed the area in the western countryside of Aleppo province, amid attempts by mediators to decrease the pace of tension in the area, which is accompanied by fears of the residents of the eruption of internal fighting between the National Liberation Front and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, the SOHR also monitored that these mobilizations are coincided with an assassination which targeted a commander in Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement and his escort by shooting them by unidentified gunmen.

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