HTS sets up checkpoint in Kafr Takharim, inspecting civilians and searching in mobile phones
Idlib Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: reliable sources have informed SOHR that HTS members stationed at a security checkpoint at the entrance of Kafr Takharim city in the north-western countryside of Idlib, inspect IDs and mobile phones of the civilians.
This development comes in the wake of the anti-HTS demonstration which went out in the city yesterday.
SOHR sources monitored last night several residents participating in demonstrations in Ariha and Kafr Takharim cities in rural Idlib, protesting the practices of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and its intention of opening a commercial crossing with areas under the control of the Syrian regime.
On May 1, SOHR sources monitored mass demonstrations in several cities and towns in Idlib and Aleppo provinces against HTS practices. Residents and locals of Idlib city, Binnish, Kafr Takharim, Taftnaz, Killi, Harbanoush, Zardana, Maarrat Al-Na’saan and Darat Izza went out in demonstrations denouncing the recent practices of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and opposing the opening of the commercial crossing with regime forces in the area.
Meanwhile, HTS armed security officials were deployed at Al-Sa’aa square in Idlib city.