المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Abolition war continues by advancement for Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham in its counterattack

The clashes continue in the western countryside of Aleppo and in the southern countryside of Idlib, between the largest factions operating in the Syrian north, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continuation of clashes between Movement of Nour al-Din al-Zenki against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham in areas in the western countryside of Aleppo, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas between both parties, after which Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham managed to advance as a result of a counterattack on the area, while the clashes continue between Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham against the Islamic movement of Ahrar Al-Sham, and the clashes in Idlib concentrated in areas in the vicinity of Tal Jaafar area northeast of Khan Shaykhun city and the vicinity of Hish village, in conjunction with the expansion of the abolition war to the vicinity of Sehyan area in the vicinity of Idlib province, and the Syrian Observatory published on Sunday that clashes are ongoing with violent pace between the major factions operating in the western part of Aleppo countryside, where the clashes are taking place between Noor Al-Din Al-Zinky against Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham in places in the areas of Ajel and Al-Saadiya and other areas in the western countryside of Aleppo, through which the factions to advance and control two villages, while Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham carries out a rebel attack amid hit and run battles between them in an attempt by each party to advance at the expense of each other. Cautious calms prevails in the clash areas in Idlib province between Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham against Ahrar Al-Shama Islamic Movement and Sukor Al-Sham since Sunday night following violent battles that took place Sunday evening, where an exchange of control in several points took place and there is no information about causalities.

The SOHR published yesterday that clashes continue  between the major northern factions at the southern part of Idlib countryside, where the SOHR monitored an attack by Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham on Al-Habit town and Abdeen villages in an attempt to expand their control at the expense of Ahrar Al-Sham Movement and other factions operating in the area, where the SOHR documented an attack by Ahrar Al-Sham Movement on Tel A’as area and Um Zaytona and southern of Marat Al-Noaman and Basida area, where Ahrar Al-Sham managed to advance and control Tel A’as and Um Zaytona, amid an advancement in Basida area, amid information about more casualties as result of violent clashes and exchange of shelling between both parties.

The SOHR also published yesterday that the pace of fighting has become relatively calm and sometimes intercepted by an exchange of shelling and skirmishes between Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham on one hand and the rebel and Islamic faction on the other in the southern part of Idlib countryside and the northern countryside of Hama, Relative calms returns after the fall of causalities of civilians and in both ranks, as result of fighting between them, where the SOHR documented that the death toll has increased in the ranks of the factions fighting within the abolition war as well as the civilians, where the SOHR documented the death of 25 citizens including 8 children and 5 women, who have been killed since the start of the fighting on the 20th of February 2018, as a result of shelling and random shootings in the countryside of both Aleppo and Idlib, and the SOHR also documented that 207 members at least of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were killed during the shelling and clashes against Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement in the western countryside of Aleppo, and against Ahrar Al-Sham and Soqur Al-Sham in Idlib countryside, and 154 fighters of Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement ,Ahrar Al-Sham and Soqur Al-Sham, who were killed during the shelling and clashes in the area, and the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of a large number of injuries, some of them have seriously wounded, in addition to information about other casualties the SOHR is not able to document so far.

The SOHR monitored that the factions of Ahrar Al-Sham Movement, Sukor Al-Sham and other factions in Marat Al-Noman area in the southern part of Idlib countryside managed to forces Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham to withdraw from the area. Reliable sources sad that hundreds of fighters of Hayaat Tahrir Al-Sham, who were staying in their houses and stopped fighting contributed to the rapid advancement of Hayata Tahrir Al-Sham in the southern part of Idlib countryside till they reached Mork town and the crossing towards the regime-held area, where the Hayaat Tahrir Al-sham hold their control in areas they advanced to and included Khan Shaykhon and villages and towns of Sahyan, Heesh, Kafr Ain, Tel A’as, Moka, Al-Amiriya, Marat Matr, Sheik Dams, Kafrsajna, Rakaya Sajna, Jebala, Ma’arzita, and other points in the southern countryside of Idlib.

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