The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Intensifying violence | Four civilians, including woman injured in factional shelling west of Idlib, while roads cut off and families displaced in areas of clashes

The Syrian Observatory has monitored the cutting of roads in the western countryside of Idlib, as the feuding factions brought in military reinforcement, with a large security deployment on the roads. Roads leading to the city of Idlib from the west were cut off, to the village of Arab Said, which is witnessing the fiercest clashes.

Meanwhile, members of HTS were deployed on the roads at Sahl Al-Rouj complex, blocking the road to Armanaz in the north and Arab Said in the east.

The road leading to the town of Darkush was also cut off after clashes at the Yacoubiya checkpoint this evening.

Moreover, dozens of families have fled the village of Arab Said to places far away from the village, as these factions have turned the village into a military zone using various heavy weapons undeterred.

In the meantime, four civilians, including a woman were injured by the indiscriminate shelling west of Idlib city. Villages and homes of civilians in Arab Said al-Habat and Sheikh Ali were shelled, west of Idlib city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the spread of clashes between Tahrir al-Sham and factions in the operating room of “Ethbatu”. Members believed to be from “Huraa al-Din” organization attacked a security checkpoint of Tahrir al-Sham in the village of Al-Yaqoubiya, north of Jisr al-Shughour, and managed to take control of the checkpoint, while HTS shelled their positions, amid confirmed reports of casualties on both sides.

SOHR sources just reported that fierce clashes continue between HTS and the factions of the “Ethbatu” operations room, on the outskirts of the western city of Idlib and the village of Arab Said, which became the center of “Ethbatu” forces after recent tension with HTS.