During 72 consecutive hours…5 assassination against Syrian and Arab commanders and members in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib province • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

During 72 consecutive hours…5 assassination against Syrian and Arab commanders and members in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib province

Idlib province witnessed today the 30th of October 2017, a new assassination to be added to the series of assassinations against commanders, members and persons in the province, during the past weeks, which were carried out by kidnapping and killing them, shooting or detonating explosive devices most of which targeted commanders and members in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that unidentified gunmen assassinated a Syrian military commander of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, by shooting him while he was traveling on the road between Idlib and Maarrat Misrin, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored on the 28th of October 2017, that bodies of two fighters of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, of who were immigrated earlier from Damascus province and its countryside, were found on the road between Hish village and Hass town, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented in the same day, an explosion of an IED on the road between Kafriya and Al-Sayadiyyah villages in the eastern countryside of Idlib, resulted in the death of a member of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, while 4 other members were injured, in a continuation of the targeting that is carried out bu unidentified persons, by detonating explosive devices and targeting commanders and members in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the factions operating in Idlib province.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham carried out raids two days ago, in Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib, where it arrested a group of people and accused them of carrying out and planning assassinations in Idlib province, some of them were also accused of being linked to the “Islamic State” organization, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 27th of October 2017, that a commander in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham was assassinated in the eastern countryside of Idlib, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the commander is Jordanian, and he was targeted by detonating an explosive device in his car in Maar Dibsah area in the eastern section of Idlib countryside, which caused his death, this assassination is added to the series of the assassinations against commanders and members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and other factions, and the Syrian Observatory documented on the 25th of October 2017, that the son of Nusra Front leader in Qalamoun and Arsal was assassinated in the countryside of Idlib, the sources confirmed that Abu Malik al-Talli was killed by shooting by unknown gunmen in the countryside of Idlib city, while he was travelling on one of the roads in the area, while an Islamic brigade commander of the Islamic Movement of Ahrar Al-Sham was killed after being targeted by unknown gunmen in Filon town located in the southern countryside of Idlib, while a security member of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham was killed and another was wounded, while a bicycle driver was killed and another man who was with him fled away; after chasing and exchange of fire between them in al-Raffah village in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man in the southern countryside of Idlib, and a military commander in Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham was assassinated by detonating an explosive device in a car he was riding in the town of al-Dana in the northern countryside of Idlib, and a local commander in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham was found dead this morning, on the road between Halbeh and Raffa towns in the eastern countryside of Maarrat Al-Nu’man, after being kidnapped by unidentified gunmen last night in Khan Shaykhun city in the southern countryside of Idlib, and a commander in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham was killed and another fighter was injured, as a result of an explosion of an IED, yesterday after the midnight, in the vicinity of Mrayjib Al-Jamalan village in the north-eastern countryside of Hama, and the Syrian Observatory documented on the 29th of September 2017, 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, 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 that 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 on the 17th of the same month the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published 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 also assassinated on the 13th of September a Gulf “judge” in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in the town of Saraqeb in the eastern countryside of Idlib, where they shot Abu Mohamed 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.