Although Putin’s deadline for Erdogan is approaching and in light of the great popular discontent, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham maintains its presence near the M4 and M5 roads
Although the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s promise to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt military operations in the “de-escalation” area almost ends, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham continues to maintain its positions and locations near Damascus – Aleppo International highway and Aleppo – Latakia international highway, despite the great popular discontent which was represented demonstrations by thousands of people denounced Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, its practices, and presence in the area, but the latter did not move a muscle, on the contrary, it launched bullets to disperse the people who were demonstrating against it, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published Monday evening, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored thousands of people taking part in several demonstrations today evening, within cities and towns in Idlib province and the surrounding countryside which are under the control of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and other factions, denouncing Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and its practices and against its commander “Al-Julani”, the chief of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham which is in control of the liberated territory, and in the details obtained by activists of the SOHR; wrathful demonstrations took place in Kafr Takharim, Ariha and Maarrat Al-Nu’man, in solidarity with Saraqeb town, demanding the exit of “Hayyaat Tadmir Al-Sham” –”the Levant Destruction Committee” as the demonstrators described it-, where the demonstrators chanted slogans against Al-Julani and his faction in addition to slogans calling to overthrow Al-Assad’s regime, where in Kafr Takharim, the demonstrators chanted “Oh Idlib, Curse your Traitors … Al-Julani is the one who sold you out … and he is handing in your towns”, and in Ariha city, the demonstrators chanted “Ariha is Free and Al-Julani has to go out”, “Julani, you are nothing and we don not want you anymore”, and in Maarrat Al-Nu’man, they chanted “down with Al-Julani”, they also raised banners wrote on them “we thought him Julani -from Al-Golan- but we found him Tehrani -from Tehran” and “to the faithful members of Tahrir Al-Sham, the Revolution is worthier and more precious than Al-Julani”, and near Idlib countryside, a mass demonstration went out in Atarib city in the western countryside of Aleppo against Tahrir Al-Sham and its practices, where the demonstrators stoned a police outpost of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, which was met by heavy gunfire by the members of the outpost to disperse the protesters, igniting a new discontent against Tahrir Al-Sham’s practices in the area.
And in the same context, the activists of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored yesterday evening nearly 500 residents taking part in a demonstration in Saraqeb city south-east of Idlib, where the demonstrators denounced the Russian massacres committed against the citizens in the “de-escalation” zone, the demonstrators also called to overthrow the head of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham through slogans they chanted throughout the demonstration, like “Julani, you are nothing and we don not want you anymore – Curse your Soul, Julani – Idlib is free and Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham must go out”.
The Syrian Observatory published on the 26th of August 2019, 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.
While the SOHR published on the 27th of June 2019, that gunmen of “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham” raided the office of Free Aleppo Province Council branch in al-Huta town in the western countryside of Aleppo, and confiscated all its contents of equipment and vehicles, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 19th of June 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several sources that a lieutenant of the regime forces who defected more than 8 years ago, died in a prison of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib Province, where the news of his death in prisons of Tahrir al- reached his relatives 2 days ago, but no information about whether it was a natural death or if he died under torture or liquidated, it should be noted that the lieutenant is from Tremseh town in Hama countryside and he was arrested by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham earlier on charges of “collaborating with outside bodies”.
And the Syrian Observatory published on the 15th of June 2019 that members of Hayyaat Tahrir of al-sham informed inhabitants of 2 villages in the eastern countryside of Idlib to evacuate them completely, because both of them are located on the contact line with the regime forces, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham informed people of the villages of Halban east of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, and al-Sayyad village east of Jarjanaz city in the southeastern countryside of Idlib; to evacuate them, where a number of villagers have evacuated after being informed by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, while some people still refuse to get out of their homes, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 21st of March 2019 that a force of Tahrir al-Sham raided the random camps known as the camps of al-Bu Issa, al-Madrasa camp, al-Dahrouj camp, and Kafriya camp, all located on the road of Idlib – Ma’arrat Mesrin, where the raid took place with heavily armed vehicles filled with heavy and medium weapons, and expelled the displaced people there in the random camps, the Syrian Observatory also learned that the ownership of these farmland belongs to the people of Kafriya and al-Fu’ah who were displaced from their towns under a prior agreement, and the Syrian Observatory published on Wednesday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored shooting in Armanaz town in the countryside of Idlib Province, it took place on Tuesday evening, but the information were conflicted about the incident between a family dispute among two families in the town, and between a shooting by a member of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham targeted a members of al-Sham Corps in the town, where the shooting caused injuries.