المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The clashes on the outskirts of the demilitarized area and its surroundings between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and Ahrar al-Sham movement escalates, leaves more casualties and wounded

Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that tension and clashes between Tahrir al-Sham and Ahrar al-Sham have been renewed in the countryside of Idlib at a violent pace, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory: the clashes has taken place between both parties since the dawn of today, Tuesday, a few hours after the return of the cautious calm after the first round of fighting, where clashes between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham fighters and members of Ahrar al-Sham were concentrated in areas of Jadarya and Anb in the southern countryside of Idlib, and in Zayzoun area in Sahl al-Ghab at the outskirts of the disarmed area, while the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 2 fighters of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham killed in the fighting, in addition to a member of Ahrar al-Sham during the same fighting, and the Syrian Observatory published during the past hours that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the return of cautious calm to areas in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, after the fighting that took place in the area, where the SOHR monitored cautious calm that was accompanied by tension and alertness by Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic movement on one hand, and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham on the other, in areas in Jadarya, Muhambal and Anb in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, where violent fighting took place and ended at re-imposing the control by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham over Jadarya village after it had been expelled from the village by Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic movement, while attempts are underway to intermediate by mediators to stop the fighting completely and prevent it from being developed, after it resulted in the death of a fighter at least of Tahrir Al-Sham and the injury of others, and after the outbreak of fighting between the both parties near the demilitarized zone, at the outskirts of Sahl Al-Ghab area, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that tension prevails in the western countryside of Idlib, between 2 Islamic factions operating in the area coincided with clashes in areas, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: clashes of varying violence are taking place between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against the Islamic movement of Ahrar al-Sham, in areas on the villages of Jadarya and Inneb and other places in the areas of Joseph and Muhambal in the southwestern sector of Idlib countryside on the administrative border with Sahl al-Ghab area, and at the outskirts of the demilitarized area, amid tension in the area between both parties and alert among members of both parties, and the Syrian Observatory’s reliable sources confirmed that the clashes came after opening of a headquarters by Ahrar al-Sham movement in Jadarya village, but Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham tried to get them out of it, which prompted Ahrar al-Sham movement to expel Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham from the entire village, and confirmed information about casualties and injuries among fighters of both parties, while the Syrian Observatory’s reliable sources confirmed that Ahrar al-Sham is seeking to achieve more advancement in the area while the Syrian Observatory published on the 27th of November 2018 that the Syrian Observatory monitored violent clashes after midnight of yesterday at the outskirts and around of Sarmin town in the eastern sector of Idlib countryside, between members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against members of the “jihadi” faction of Ansar al-Tawhid, accompanied with exchange of targeting suing heavy machine guns.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 25th of November 2018 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a state of tension ignited between Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic Movement, in the countryside of Idlib province, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham tended to enter Hish area which is controlled by Ahrar Al-Sham Movement, and sat up a checkpoint of it in the area, which provoked the movement’s groups, and pushed them to target the checkpoint, also Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham targeted Babuline Checkpoint of the National Liberation Front under the banner of which Ahrar Al-Sham Islamic Movement is operating, amid tension and alertness in the ranks of the both parties within the southern sector of Idlib countryside, and this tension comes about 72 hours after the tension that prevailed Kafr Owaid at the outskirts of Jabal al-Zawiyah since yesterday, against the backdrop of using dirt barricades by the National Liberation Front to close the road between in Jabal al-Zawiyah and al-Ankawi which is overlooking Sahl al-Ghab, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Rights: the town of Kafr Owaid which was under the control of the National Liberation Front, its people demanded that fighters of the National Liberation Front should get out of the town, after of the bloody clashes between them and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham stopped earlier, after that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham put a checkpoint between the town and Kansafra town in the area itself, raided Kafr Owaid town, and arrested 3 fighters of the National Liberation Front, after which fighters of the National Liberation Front established checkpoint south of Kafr Owaid town on the road between the town and the Sfuhen town, after that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham established again a checkpoint on the same road but closer to the town, which caused disputes between both parties, where the National Liberation Front finally decided to close the road to the town from the side of Sahl al-Ghab near al-Ankawi town.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 30th of October the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received a copy of the statement of the agreement between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the National Liberation Front; after the violent clashes that took place between both parties in the northern countryside of Aleppo, it says:

“The brothers in the National Liberation Front and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham have agreed on the following: cease-fire between both parties immediately, and the release of prisoners from both parties immediately, and forming an committee agreed upon to investigate the murder of the brothers Akram Khattab and Abu Trab may ALLAH accept them (as martyrs) and handing over the suspects in their murder, and the case to be followed-up with an agreed third party agreed upon the suggested of which is the Dr. Anas Ayrout provided that it starts its work immediately, and Taqad village remains neutral without headquarters, checkpoints, security patrols and not to interfere with its local council, the cave of Taqad “Behfis” stay in the hands of Tahrir al-Sham, and the withdrawal of the National Front from Tallat al-Sheikh Khader and the return of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham to it, and Kafr Hamra city stays free of headquarters (Ahrar – Zenki) and the brothers in Ahrar al-Sham have the right to create an operations room from the side of al-Leramoun Ikthar Bithar, and refer the solution of the outstanding issues at the field level to their leaders of both parties to be settled at the earliest.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published last night that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the return of calm to the demilitarized zone, in the vicinity of Aleppo city from both northern and western sides, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; after the escalated pace of clashes while they were continuing today after noon, and with the beginning to the today’s evening the 30th of October 2018, the areas of clashes between the factions operating under the banner of the National Liberation Front against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, witnessed the return of calm, where the pace of fighting decreased until it was completely ceased, in conjunction with a meeting that was held between representatives of the both parties through mediators in order to reach an agreement on ceasing the fighting and the return of calm in the demilitarized zone which the jihadis refuse to leave, amid confirmed information about reaching an agreement provides on the cessation of fighting and the return of each party to its positions as things were before the fighting, which ignited the local’s resentment after the fall of casualties and wounded of fighters and citizens in the fighting which has been the most violent one since a deal was reached between Putin and Erdogan on the 17th of September 2018.

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