Security campaign | HTS storms the house of affiliated military judge and beat him brutally, attempting to arrest “Abu Al-Abd Ashidaa”
Idlib Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable sources have informed SOHR that a security group of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham stormed the house of an affiliated military judge and sharia official in its camps in Al-Fu’ah town in the early hours of Saturday morning, with the aim to arrest the military judge’s brother-in-law, “Abu Al-Abd Ashidaa”.
According to SOHR sources, the judge resisted the security forces and prevented them to enter the house, so they beat and kicked him brutally. However, they failed to arrest the HTS dissident commander, Abu Al-Abd Ashidaa, and arrested his brother instead.
In September 2019, HTS arrested Abu Al-Abd Ashidaa after it had issued a statement referring him to the military judiciary over a video he published dubbed “So the Ship Will Not Sink”, in which he disclosed secret and public agreements, thefts and the administration’s failure, criticizing the policy of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in several fields, including the poor economic situation of fighters and civilians through the movement’s ideology of depleting resources which brought in income to the areas controlled by HTS in northern Syrian. It is worth noting that Abu Al-Abd Ashidaa was released in early 2020.
While on June 29, 2020, Syrian Observatory sources reported that a new batch of jihadists were graduated in Idlib province, after undergoing a military training course under the command of the ex-HTS commander and the head of “Tansiqiyyat Al-Jihad” faction, “Abu Al-Abd Ashidaa”. The Syrian Observatory obtained a copy of a video shows drills of a group of fighters using light weapons and showing their physical fitness, under the command of “Abu Al-Abd Ashidaa” in Idlib countryside.
“Abu Al-Abd” announced the formation of his new faction in last February, dubbed “Tansiqiyyat Al-Jihad”, and he joined later “Fa Ithbatu” operations room which comprised jihadi factions accused of “pledging allegiance to Al-Qaeda”.