"Kafr Takharim" breaks "Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham" and forces it to agree in conjunction with fears of the expansion of the demonstrations • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“Kafr Takharim” breaks “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham” and forces it to agree in conjunction with fears of the expansion of the demonstrations

Kafar Takharim city and representatives of al-Sham Corps, and others from Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham ended a reconciliation meeting to end the “problem caused by some spoilers”, in the words of “Tahrir al-Sham,” where the agreement stipulates that the things in the city will return to the way it used to be, meaning that the civil institutions will be in the custody of “Rescue” Government, the agreement also stipulated the withdrawal of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham’s forces who are besieging the city, and the reopening of roads, while the fate of the 60 people who expelled members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the Rescue Government personnel from the city was not mentioned, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that cities and towns in areas of control of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham are witnessing protests and accelerated demonstrations in support of Kafar Takharim people, which has been besieged by members of the “Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham” since this morning, and the Syrian Observatory monitored demonstrations in Idlib city, Maarrat al-Nu’man, Hazzano, Sarmada, Ariha, Salqeen, Isqat, Kelley, Armanaz, and Taftanaz in Idlib countryside, in addition to a demonstration in al-Atareb town in Aleppo countryside; in solidarity with Kafar Takharim and its people, and the demonstrators shouted “Damn your soul, Julani”, and the demonstrators described “al-Joulani” and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham as “agents”, and they carried banners read: “Bashar al-Assad in Khan Shaykhun, not in Kafar Takharim”.

This comes amid appeals and popular calls from within Kafar Takharim city for civil parties and activists in Idlib to march popularly towards their city, and try to break the siege imposed by Hayyaat al-Sham on all its entrances, while sources told the Syrian Observatory that negotiations are under way between al-Sham Corps and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, mediated by elders of the city; to keep the city away from the fight, while the city is witnessing cautious calm, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a demonstration in Taftanaz town in Idlib countryside, in solidarity with Kafr Takharim town, which Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham has been trying to storm since the early hours of the morning, and the Syrian Observatory learned that members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham dispersed the demonstration by the force of arms, and they beat several demonstrators including a media activist, also a similar demonstration took place in Idlib city against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and in solidarity with people of Kafr Takharim, and the Syrian Observatory just published that clashes continue sporadically and at a varying pace of violence on the outskirts of Kafar Takharim town in the northwestern countryside of Idlib, between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against gunmen from the town and fighters from al-Sham Corps, accompanied by the targeting the town by Tahrir al-Sham with shells in a continuous attempt to break into it, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the clashes killed 3 local gunmen, in addition to the death and injury of several members of Hayyaat  Tahrir al-Sham, amid popular discontent with the armed attack of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, and attempts by mediators to stop the armed fighting.

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