“Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham” shoots and injures a civilian activist on one of its checkpoints west of Idlib
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that members of a security checkpoint belongs to “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham” shot an activist working for a civil society organizations who is from Joseph village in Jabal al-Zawiyah; while he was trying to arrest him on one of the checkpoints that belong to Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham near Mahmbel town in the western countryside of Idlib, which caused several gunshot wounds to the activist and he was taken to a field hospital in the area, then a security force of “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham” arrested him from inside the field hospital and transferred him to one of its prisons in Idlib province without explaining the reasons for the arrest.
The Syrian Observatory published on the 11th of September 2019 that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the security force of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham arrested a media activist close to it, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: security members of Tahrir al-Sham stormed the house of the activist in Idlib city without regard to the sanctity of the house, and there was several information about the reasons for his arrest, including taking pictures for the area that was bombed by the Coalition a few days ago, and other relating to the case of Abu al-And Asheddaa the leader in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, and it is believed that he was arrested because of his criticism of the Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham on the social media, where the activist wrote advising all those who are in charge of the “matters of the Muslims” to “fear Allah” in their actions, rectify their wrongs, be kind to those who are against them, get closer to the people, and bring the rights back to their owners.
The Syrian Observatory published on the 10th of September 2019 that he spoke about the suppression and criminality of the leadership of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and he forgot himself and his fate from its brutality, where Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham announced in a statement the dismissal of “Abu al-Abd Asheddaa” the leader of Halab Group in the ranks of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham; and the general administrator of Jaysh Omar Bin al-Khattab, and her is considered one of the first class leaders in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, he was also referred to the military judiciary against the background of the video he published entitled “so the ship does not sink”, criticizing the policy of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in several areas, including the poor economic situation of fighters and civilians alike; through its methods of withdrawing income-generating capabilities in the areas that are controlled by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in the Syrian north, where the general manager of “Jaysh Omar Bin al-Khattab” of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham spoke in a video of which the Syrian Observatory received a copy, about the establishment of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, he said that “it was formed to be the decision of internal jihad, which does not follow the agreements and understandings, but it turned out -to us- that Aleppo was sold in exchange of al-Bab by a Turkish – Russian decision, and after 3 years Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham advanced in clashes and fighting, but the result of the final clash remained linked to the understandings and international agreements, i.e. it did not achieve its desired purpose, where in the east of the railway battle it was sold in Astana, and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham was not able with its traditional mentality to manage the battle despite the valor and courage of its soldiers, and as for the recent campaign (Kafr Nabudah and al-Jabin and around it): the support came and the area withstood for a period of time, then when Astana understandings came al-Zakat, al-Arba’in, and Khan Shaykhun, al-Lataminah, and Morek fell until after Khan Shaykhun, where Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham faction is better than others, and the leader continued: “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham is no longer a project of a nation, nor a group or a creed of a movement, but it was ruled by tyrant people who turned the faction to a field of personal experiments who established a fake government and councils, and those who disagree with them are marginalized and accused of betrayal, also Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham did not respect the minds of Sheikhs and their religious knowledge and falsified the elections of the Shura Council” where he accused leadership of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham of having a shallow vision in managing affairs of the areas it controls, and the marginalization and acting in a hostile way against the people of competence and experience, and the leadership of the Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham turned the faction into a private kingdom for them and their relatives and friends, appointing them in the most important factions, which led to mass defections in the form of groups, individuals, and cadres, he added that “the criteria used in appointing by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham is the loyalty to the leadership, and when any complaint or a corruption of an Emir appear; the commission performs the operation of the rotating chair, which is changing the position of that Emir or transferring him from one sector to another or from one joint to another, and the Emir who has full loyalty to Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham could get ten positions.”
Asheddaa’ added that “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham controls a quarter of the Ribat points in the liberated areas only, and its leadership did not support the room of “Wa Harred al-Mu’minin”, but some of them accused it of betrayal, and it did not have enough with that, so it intensified the security work and revived the writings of reporting even against the mujahideen, especially with regard to their opinions of their leadership”, also the leader accused those with higher positions of his in the jihadi faction that they were aware of regime’s intention to attack areas of Qal’aat al-Madiq and Kafr Nabudah 2 months ago, and they did not do the appropriate procedures and preparations, and regarding the money he said: “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham received 100 million USD without revealing the supporting entity that payed such an amount, and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham is considered one of the richest entities that have passed through the history of the Islamic movements a century ago, but talking about the rights and money is a red line, whenever we ask Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham sectors and military joints for money; it says that the money goes to here and there then the incredibleness of that turns out.”
He also said: “the monthly income of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham is enough for all the mujahedeen in the liberated area (whether of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham or others) and it also covers all the expenses of the Rescue Government through a calculation,” he said: “if Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham paid 650 thousand dollars per month of salaries to those on Ribat, that would be only 5% of the monthly income of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham,” adding that the confiscations of al-Zenki during the clashes between both parties were more than $10 million USD, and it did not giving the money for the civilians who were killed by mistake, criticizing the economic policy of leadership of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, saying that the main thing for them is that we are in a weak and gradual phase regarding the application of religion, politics, and educational curricula, and that all Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham cares about has become taxing, collecting zakat, and confiscating money of organizations, and monopolizing trades, he also said: “but with regard to money; we are enabled in the land and must collect this money immediately by halal methods and sometimes by haram (forbidden) methods, as happened with the merchants of tobacco smoke after discovering the matters of some Emirs,” also the leader revealed the fact of preventing the patient’s accompany to go with him to Turkey And replaced him by people who pay $2500 USD to enter Turkey, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham not only did that, but also fought traders and farmers in their work, and monopolized the sale of fuel through it exclusively (Watad Company), and imposed zakat on wheat from farmers and obliged them to sell it exclusively for a small price and prevented them from exporting it; then it sold the wheat to one person who sold it to the regime, the leader concluded that “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham has did injustice to the jihad, mujahideen, and the nation.”