The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing uprising | People go out in anti-HTS protests in several towns in northern Syria

HTS-held areas have witnessed widespread popular demonstrations for more than four months, where protesters demand the overthrow of Al-Julani, the dissolution of the General Security Service of HTS, the release of detainees, the independence of the judiciary and civil institutions, the lifting of the security grip and the improvement of living conditions.

In this context, dozens of people from the towns of Ariha, Binnish, Kafar Takharim, Atamah camps and Deir Hassan in Idlib countryside and Al-Atarib city in western Aleppo countryside went out in protests, condemning the practices of HTS and reaffirming their rightful demands.

The protesters chanted slogans such as: “we will never kneel, bring the security forces and the cannon,” “we are the owners of the cause,” “go away, Julani.”

On June 10, SOHR sources reported that tens of women staged a sit-in protest against the leader of HTS “Al-Julani” in Al-Sa’aah Square in Idlib city centre, demanding the release of detainees in HTS prisons. This coincided with touring a military convoy of several vehicles in the city’s streets and setting up several makeshift checkpoints on Idlib- Bab Al-Hawa highway.