Preparing for security operation | Continuous tension among HTS forces in Idlib province
SOHR activists monitored security tension among HTS forces in different areas in Idlib countryside, with deployment of the security members in the vicinity of Idlib city and Sahl Al-Roj area, and members stationed at checkpoints at the junction of Saijar town, junction of Hafsarja village and near the central prison in the vicinity of Idlib.
According to reliable SOHR sources, HTS security forces are preparing to launch a wide-range security operation in the area. It wasn’t identified whether the operation is against jihadist factions of ISIS or against drug dealers in the area.
On May 24, SOHR activists reported that security forces of HTS arrested the deputy of the Emir of “Ansar Al-Islam”, who is one of its prominent commanders, in “Harim” area northern of Idlib.
It is worth noting that the detainee is the jihadist “Abo Al-Darda’a Al-Kurdy” and one of the most prominent jihadists in the area.
This came as a part of the ongoing anti-jihadist campaign launched by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham in areas under its control in order to impose unilateral full control and domination in areas in Idlib and parts of the countryside of Aleppo, Latakia and Hama.