After more than a month of preparations for “Idlib Shield” …. Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham accuses Turkey of “freezing” Idlib for the regime to dedicate all its efforts to displace the people of Ghouta and Daraa and advance into Deir Ezzor and the Desert
Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham issued a statement about Turkey’s recent presidential statements regarding the entry of Russian-Turkish forces into Idlib. The statement was as follows “We have observed and monitored statements of Turkey’s presidential spokesperson to the effect that Russian-Turkish forces would enter Idlib, in fulfillment of the Astana Agreement signed by the Russian-Turkish-Iranian parties. In light of these statements, we would like to clarify the following: 1) we were not a party to nor participated in or agreed on the Astana Conference since its beginning; therefore, we are not committed to the fulfillment of its provisions. The Conference celebrated and honored Russia for its heinous crimes by considering it along with Iran guarantors despite the fact that both of them were the main causes behind the suffering, displacement and killing of our people.
2) The sponsors and guarantors of Geneva and Astana Conference offered a chance to the criminal Syrian regime to devote all its efforts to regaining control over one area after the other, thus curbing the revolution and Jihad, forcing more and more people to leave their homes and expanding the scope of their control. That is why Idlib and its surroundings are being frozen now for the regime to devote its entire efforts to displace the people of Ghouta and Daraa and expand its control over the eastern parts towards Deir Ezzor. But, we won’t leave our brothers suffer in the other areas while we are safe here. We won’t leave them face on their own an enemy protected and backed by international powers. We won’t accept handing the eastern Ghouta, Daraa, the northern countryside of Homs and other liberated zones in the south over to the Russian and Iranian forces.
3) Our revolutionary people are looking for someone who can alleviate their suffering and assist in the achievement of the revolution’s goals and not for someone who would move their own conflicts into Syria. We do not accept any external interference that would divide our country into areas of influence shared by various countries or that would turn the country into an arena for achieving one’s interest at the expense of our own people then handing us to the criminal regime on a silver plate. To conclude, we pledge to our own people to continue moving forward in our Jihad and revolution until we liberate the land and set our prisoners and besieged areas free. Therefore, we went out for Jihad and won’t stop until Allah judges between us and the wrongdoers. We call upon our fellow jihadists in the Levant to spare no effort, seek help through Allah and be patient and not to give up the cause.”