The fighting between the organization and Tahrir Al-Sham enters its second day and the latest loses at least 14 of its fighters and fails to recover all areas of what it lost
Hama Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the last night witnessed the decrease of the level of the fighting between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in the eastern countryside of Hama, in which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham is bringing more military reinforcement to the area, to repel the attempts of the organization to achieve further advancement in the north-eastern countryside of Hama, and to finish the presence of the organization in the area, where the clashes renewed this morning the 10th of October 2017, between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, amid exchange of targeting between the both parties, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that 14 fighters at least of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were killed in these clashes which started at dawn of the 9th of October 2017, after ISIS crossed with its heavy vehicles and weapons the controlled areas of the regime forces which separate between Wadi Al-Azeeb and the controlled areas of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, and the organization also arrested fighters of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham as well as other persons during taking the control of the villages, and primary information about executing some of them by the organization after it arrested them, and a number of members of ISIS were also killed and others were injured in the same fighting.
And although more than 24 hours of clashes between the both parties passed, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham failed to retake the control of all the villages which it lost, they are 15 villages and residential communities, which the organization managed to take the control of them, during its violent and surprising attack on the area, in the north-eastern countryside of Hama, and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham managed to recover 6 villages and residential communities until now, while the remaining villages are still under the control of the organization which aims to hold its control on them, and to find a new place for it, after its presence as a controlling organization in the eastern countryside of Hama was finished days ago.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday, that this clash between the both parties is considered the first direct clash between the both parties since months, and it came after ISIS crossed from Wadi Al-Azeeb area to Al-Rahjan area and the north-eastern countryside of Hama, where the sources confirmed that the “Islamic State” Organization has reneged the agreement between it and between Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham earlier, and that their families of children, women, young men and non-fighter men will be entered to the areas controlled by the factions, and that members of organization are prevented from entering, and any member or fighter of the organization who may enter will be either captured or killed.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published hours ago that tens of people crossed the regime-held area and the mined area, towards the areas controlled by Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham, and within the numbers of civilian group who crossed, there are ISIS members, who refused to obey the orders of Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham to turn themselves in as usual during the transfer process of groups from Wadi al-Azeeb area in the eastern countryside of Salmiyah to the areas controlled by Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham
The Syrian Observatory learned from several reliable sources that the members of ISIS are used to turn themselves in each time to the headquarters of Tahrir al-Sham but this time, violent clashes took place between the two parties in the areas of al-Rahjan and Abu Lafa, fearing the same fate of those ISIS members who got arrested by Tahrir al-Sham and went missing. The sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the members of Tahrir al-Sham , who originally come from al-Shuaytat tribe, arrested during the past 2 weeks about 70 members of the organization fleeing the eastern countryside of Hama, which was recently controlled by the regime forces, including about 20 injured ISIS members and some of them need immediate treatment in hospitals and medical centers, but the members of al-Shuyatat arrested them and took them to unknown destinations, where tensions is prevailing among the families of those ISIS members, amid information about executions of them, while sources in Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham said that the captured ISIS members are being subjected to “legitimate session” and will later be released, while they don’t announce their whereabouts.