Idlib city | Three leaders of Tunisian nationalities among four of “Huras al-Din” leaders arrested by HTS
As HTS continues its security campaigns against the leaders and members of al-Qaeda-linked “Huras al-Din”, reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that the HTS’ security forces arrested four leaders of “Huras al-Din”, three of whom are of Tunisian nationalities and the fourth one hails from Daraa province. The leaders were arrested in the city of Idlib.
On October 19, SOHR sources said that HTS continued its security campaigns against the jihadist “Huras al-Din” organization in Idlib province and countryside, as part of the ongoing attempts by Tahrir al-Sham to eliminate jihadists at the orders of Turkish intelligence, particularly those who reject Russian-Turkish agreements, and perhaps “Huras al-Din” is the most prominent example of these groups.
In this context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored, this morning, the HTS’ security appartus arresting more than 25 members of the “Huras al-Din” organization and ISIS cells in both Idlib city and the town of Al-Foua in eastern countryside.
An armed group attacked afterwards the headquarters of Tahrir al-Sham in the city of Idlib, where fierce clashes took place between members of the headquarters and the attackers, amid reports of casualties on both sides.
The security operation comes days after two leaders of “Huras Al-Din” organization were killed in American drone strike. Reliable soures had informed the Syrian Observatory that an Egyptian commander named “Abu Zar al-Masri”, a Moroccan named “Abu Yusuf al-Maghribi”, and a child who was with them, were all killed in drone attack on their vehicle on the western outskirts of Idlib city.