SOHR exclusive | “Yesterday’s drone attack targeted former escort of Hurras Al-Din’s senior commander arrested by HTS over a year ago”
The Syrian Observatory has obtained new information about yesterday’s attack by US drone in Idlib province, which killed an ex-jihadi of Hurras Al-Din organization and injured several civilians.
According to SOHR sources, the killed man had been an escort of the senior commander in Hurras Al-Din organization “Abu Abdullrahman Al-Makki”. The targeted former jihadist, who was from Ihsim town in Jabal Al-Zawiyah in the southern countryside of Idlib, had abandoned fighting nearly a year ago, and he taught Turkish in an institute in Idlib city.
The attack also injured six civilians of the same family, a man, his wife and their four sons, including two children, who have been displaced from Kafr Batikh village in the eastern countryside of Idlib, as the car they were traveling in was passing near the site of the drone attack
It is worth noting that the Saudi-born commander “Abu Abdullrahman Al-Makki” has been detained by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham since October 2020 when he was arrested in Jisr Al-Shougur area in western Idlib.
On the other hand, US forces have claimed responsibility of the attack and issued an official statement confirming the injury of civilians due to this attack. According the statement, an investigation on this incident is in progress.
Yesterday, SOHR sources confirmed that the man killed in the attack by Coalition drone on the road to Al-Mastumah in Idlib countryside was a former member of “Hurras al-Din” organization which pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda. It is worth noting that the ex-jihadist had abandoned fighting nearly a year ago, and he taught Turkish in an institute in Idlib city.