Fighting between the major factions reaches Al-Atarib through a violent attack by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham on the largest city in the western sector of the province in order to impose its control over the city
The fighting between Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham against its opponents, returned to escalate at violent pace, within the area of the western countryside of Aleppo, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent clashes today evening, Saturday the 5th of January 2019, in areas in the vicinity of Atarib city which is the largest city in the western sector of Aleppo countryside, between Thowwar Al-Sham Battalion against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, in a violent and fierce attack by the latter with the purpose of taking the control of the city which previously witnessed tens of demonstrations against Jabhat al-Nusra and its leadership represented by Abu Mohammad Al-Julani, and the residents confirmed that the attack was carried out from the areas of Kafr Nasih, Al-Jinah, Kafr Karmin and Al-Sahara, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas, while Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham is seeking to impose its control over the city, which witnessed years ago, violent fighting between factions operating in the city against Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Qaeda in the Levant), which left tens of fighters of both parties dead.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago, that the clashes in the Syrian north have extended to the northwestern sector countryside of Aleppo, where Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham is attacking areas controlled by “Olive Branch” Operation factions, which is the first of its kind between both parties, where the Syrian Observatory monitored Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham controlling the strategic areas of Deir Samaan and Qal’aat Samaan, which separate the western countryside of Aleppo from the areas that are controlled by “Olive Branch” Operation factions northwest of Aleppo, also clash caused casualties and injuries in the ranks of both parties, where the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 3 pro-Turkish factions, and information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties, and the Syrian Observatory published hours ago that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored renewed clashes between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against factions of the National Liberation Front, in areas in the northern sector of Idlib countryside, where the increased-pace clashes are concentrated at the vicinity and outskirts of the border area of Atma with Iskenderun, shelling and opening the fire of machineguns by both parties, where shells fell on areas controlled by the “Olive Branch” factions in Deir Ballut in Afrin countryside northwest of Aleppo, and information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties, and in another context, the Syrian Observatory learned that the National Liberation Front released the Maldivian “immigrants” who it arrested this morning in the southern countryside of Idlib, where a joint security force of Ahrar al-Sham and Soqur all-Sham of the National Liberation Front; have stormed at dawn of today a house in Kafruma village in the southern countryside of Idlib, inhabited by “Mujahedeen immigrants” from the Maldives, where the force arrested them and took them to unknown destination, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the rebels from the Maldives had already retired from the fighting.
The Syrian Observatory published this morning that sectors within the countryside of Idlib are witnessing mobilization and alert by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the National Liberation Front, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the arrival of a large military convoy at dawn on Saturday, including tens of vehicles and members brought by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham to areas in the southern countryside of Idlib, while the western countryside of Aleppo is witnessing cautious calm in its areas, after Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham ended the presence of Nour al-Din Zenki throughout the area there, after clashes between them lasted 4 days, while Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information about the arrival of military columns belong to the National Liberation Front to Jabal Samaan area and other sites there west of Aleppo after midnight of yesterday.
While the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the return of relative calm accompanied by gunfire in the western countryside of Aleppo, coincided with Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham’s ability to impose control over areas of Nour al-Din al-Zenki movement, in the western sector of Aleppo countryside, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in the last few hours controlling Qebtan al-Jabal, Hor, Bastron, Mansoura, Qailoun, Babis, Ma’arat al-Artiq, Arab Fattoum, al-Huta, Anjarah and other areas of the western countryside of Aleppo, after imposing control over other areas during the 4 days of the bloody fighting, amid searches and raids in the areas it advanced to and controlled, where the intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that negotiations took place with Nour al-Dien al-Zenki movement, about the method of withdrawing towards Afrin area, where the end of clashes in the western sector of Aleppo countryside comes after bloody clashes, which caused tens of casualties and prisoners, where it rose to 61 at least, the number of casualties of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, also it rose to 58, the number of killed members of Nour al-Dien Zenki movement, while the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 8 civilians including a nurse and 3 children, in the clashes that still taking place in the western sector of Aleppo countryside, while the clashes between the Nour al-Dien Zenki movement of the National Liberation Front against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham; have caused the injury and captured of large number of fighters of both parties, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continuous clashes between both parties in places at the southern countryside of Idlib, where the National Liberation Front achieved new advancement, which enabled it to control Talmanas town, and members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were captured there, while the National Liberation Front continues its attacks until now north of the town, and in the same context, the Syrian Observatory monitored that the National Front managed to control Kafrentin village in the western countryside of Aleppo, while Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham over the past hours took control of KafrBatna and the Regiment 111 in the western sector of Aleppo countryside, which in turn witnessed continuous clash in several of its areas, accompanied by an exchange of shelling and targeting between both parties, while a demonstration took place in Maarrat al-Nu’man city south of Idlib, condemning the practices of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and what it called “aggression” against factions of the Syrian north.