Armed attack | Five HTS members killed and injured at their checkpoint in western Aleppo • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Armed attack | Five HTS members killed and injured at their checkpoint in western Aleppo

Reliable sources have informed SOHR that unknown gunmen attacked, in the early hours of Sunday morning, a checkpoint of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham in Darrat Izza city in the western countryside of Aleppo. Clashes erupted between the checkpoint’s members and the attackers, which resulted in the death of an HTS member and the injury of others, before the attackers escaped.


As more fatalities were documented, the number of people who have been killed in the countryside of Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia since the 26th of April 2018, the start date of the security chaos to be escalated in these provinces, rose to 751. They were assassinated by bomb attacks, IED detonations, gunfire, abductions and then killing and throwing the bodies in remote areas. The fatalities were distributed as follows:


  • A fighter in Turkistan Islamic Party


  • The wife of an Uzbek commander and another child was with her


  • The attorney-general of the Ministry of Justice of the Salvation Government


  • 227 civilians, including 24 children and 23 women


  • 440 fighters of Syrian nationality belong to Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, al-Sham Corps, the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, and other factions operating in Idlib


  • 80 fighters of Somali, Uzbek, Asian, Gulf, Jordanian, Turkish and Caucasian nationalities.


Meanwhile, the assassination attempts have injured tens of people with varying severity.

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