The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham continues its violent attacks northeast of Hama and restores 4 villages controlled by the “Islamic State” organization

Hama Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: al-Lataminah town the northern countryside of Hama were bombed by barrel bombs, which caused material damage but no information about casualties, the bombing came after shelling by the regime forces that targeted areas in the same town.

In another context, the clashes continue between Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham against members of the “Islamic State” organization in areas in the northeastern countryside of Hama, where the clashes were concentrated in 4 villages and their surroundings, and  witnessed intense exchange of shelling between both parties, and accompanied by violent clashes between both parties, where the organization advanced in two villages in the northern countryside of Hama, but Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham carried out a violent attack and regained control of these 2 villages as well as 2 other villages that were controlled by the organization, and confirmed information about the killing of more members of both parties in the same clashes.

And the “Islamic State” organization is seeking to extend the scope of its control in the area, and to hold its presence in Hama province, after its presence as a controlling organization in the whole of Hama province was finished, after the regime forces recovered the whole of the eastern countryside of Salamiyah, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a great displacement movement of hundreds of citizens from their villages in the clash areas between the organization and Tahrir Al-Sham, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the citizens escaped to areas far from the clash areas, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published 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.