More assassinations target leaders of Syrian, Arab and European nationalities in the country of Idlib • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More assassinations target leaders of Syrian, Arab and European nationalities in the country of Idlib

Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that unknown gunmen assassinated a leader in Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham of Libyan nationality, while another leader of Syrian nationality who was with was injured, the assassination took place near al-Dana area in the northern countryside of Idlib near the border with Iskenderun, this assassination comes within a series of assassinations of leaders and “Sharia men” of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham over the past few days, raising to at least 8, the number of leaders assassinated in about 15 days in the countryside of Idlib, where the Observatory published on the 21st of September that unknown gunmen assassinated 2 “Sharia men” of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham on the road between Harem and Salqeen in the northern countryside of Idlib at the border with Iskenderun, and before that in 2 days the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that  unknown gunmen persons assassinated 2 “Sharia men” of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham in Idlib city, and in details documented by the Syrian observatory: gunmen opened fire of their light weapons on 2 “Sharia men” of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham of Moroccan and Tunisian nationalities, which killed them instantly and then the gunman fled away, and this incident coincided with the assassination of a French leader who was shot when he was on the road of Ma’arrat Mesrin in the northern countryside of Idlib,. These two incidents are part of the escalating assassinations in the ranks of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented on the 18th of September 2017 a similar assassination of a commander in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, and on the 17th of the same unidentified gunmen assassinated a leader of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and a real estate official in the town of Harem in the northern countryside of Idlib and then they fled, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that unknown gunmen assassinated a “judge” of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham of a Gulf nationality. They shot him after leaving a mosque in the city, where the judge works as a preacher in the mosque, and reliable sources asserted that unknown people riding a motorcycle assassinated the gulf judge, Suraqa al-Makki, and escaped. The sources said that the judge assassinated called on Friday sermon and in previous speeches to confront the attack of the Turkish forces in case they attacked the city, and prevent Turkey from entering and intervening in the province of Idlib. The family of Suraqa al-Makki was accused of suppressing demonstrations against the Hayyaat in the city of Idlib and its countryside.

Unknown gunmen assassinated on the 13th of September a non-Syrian “judge” in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in the town of Saraqeb in the eastern countryside of Idlib, where they shot the judge within the ranks of the organization of Jund al-Aqsa, of which a part in the ranks of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, while some of them joined the ranks of ISIS.

It worth mentioning that these assassinations also come after two of the most prominent Sharia men of “Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham”, have defected of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, they are Abdullah al-Muhaysini and Musleh al-Aliani. These two persons are from gulf nationalities and this also come after defects of Jaysh al-Ahrar from the Hayyaat, which is consisted of members of Ahrar al-Sham Movement and its leaders who joined Tahrir al-Sham about 10 months ago.