The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

With ISIS in “Idlib State” claiming assassinations, the latest of which is the attempted assassination of Sheikh Anas Ayrout, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham begins a security operation in Sahl al-Rouj in search of the cells

Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: with the increased assassinations in the countryside of Idlib, the latest of which was the assassination of a fighter of al-Sham Corps by unknown gunmen on the road of Turmanin – Darat Azza north of Idlib at the road of the western countryside of Aleppo, and the attempted assassination of the Sheikh Anas Ayrout; the dean of the Faculty of Sharia and president of the Court of Appeal in Idlib, who suffered varying severity injuries along with several of his companions and other people who were at the place of the bombing inside Idlib city, where the “Islamic State” Organization in Idlib claimed this assassination attempt describing the Sheikh Anas Ayrout as a “Murtad” (Apostate), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham starting a security operation in Sahl al-Rouj area west of Idlib city, searching for “sleeper cells” belong to the “Islamic State” Organization and responsible for assassinations and assassination attempts in the countryside of Idlib and its surroundings, since the escalation of these assassinations in late April 2018, where this operation comes as a part of the raid and search operations which have been carried out by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham weeks ago in Idlib Province, also, the raids were preceded by similar operations carried out in Sarmin and Salqin and other areas in the countryside of Idlib, after clashes between members of these cells against members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and its supporting factions in this operation, which caused casualties in the ranks of both parties.

And Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 229 people in assassinations in Idlib countryside and both Aleppo and Hama countryside, they are the wife of an Uzbek commander and his son, in addition to 49 civilians including 8 children and 3 women, of who were assassinated through bomb explosions, IED detonations, shooting, abduction, murder and then throwing the bodies in remote areas, and 153 fighters of Syrian nationality belong to Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, al-Sham Corps, the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, and other factions operating in Idlib, and 25 fighters of Uzbek, Asian, Gulf, Jordanian and Caucasian nationalities have been assassinated in the same ways since the 26th of April 2018, also the assassination attempts have injured tens of people with varying severity, while the factions stepped up their raids and operations against sleeper cells they accused of belonging to the “Islamic State” organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published days ago that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham arresting a commander defected of the “Islamic State” organization, he is Jordanian nationality commander and he moved to the ranks of jihadist organizations within Syria about 5 years ago, where in recent weeks information about his disappearance was spread following his announcement of defection, because he accused the Organization of asking people to arbitrate the Sharia of ALLAH and not applying it to itself, and because of the corruption of judges and officials in the Organization, and the fact that they were not judging by the rules of ALLAH as a result of being under the control of the security services of the Organization, and the sources confirmed that the leader was arrested in al-Dana area in the northern countryside of Idlib near the Syrian – Iraqi border.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday that the security chaos increases in Idlib Province along with the rise in claiming assassinations in “Idlib State” by the “Islamic State” Organization in the province and its surroundings, through the detonation of IEDs, shootings, kidnappings, and killing, this escalation came after the security operations carried out by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and its supporting factions against sleeper cells belong to the “Islamic State” Organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored in the last 24 hours assassinations of fighters, leaders, and Sharia men of several factions, where the Syrian Observatory documented 9 assassinations in several areas of the countryside of Idlib, which are: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a violent explosion that shook Idlib city, caused by the targeting the car of the Sheikh Anas Ayrout by unidentified gunmen with an IED, where the Sheikh Anas Ayrout is the dean of the Faculty of Sharia in the University of Idlib and the President of the Court of Appeal, he is from the coastal city of Baniyas. The explosion injured him along with several others people who accompanied him and of who were at the place of detonation, and an assassination attempt by detonating an IED in an area in Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib, which left 3 wounded of Jaysh al-Izza, and attempted assassination by detonating an IED in a car on the road of Ariha – Mastouma, and the Syrian Observatory also monitored the assassination of the “President of the Security Committee” of the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham, where he was shot by unknown assailants in Qal’aat al-Madiq in the northwestern countryside of Hama, also 2 fighters of a faction were assassinated by gunfire on the road to Sarmada in the northern countryside of Idlib, while a fighter of the factions was shot by unidentified gunmen near Ayn al-Bared in the western countryside of Idlib, while a car belongs to Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham was targeted by gunfire at the outskirts of Sarmin town, which caused material damage and injured the patrol, also a leader in the Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham- was assassinated in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, while the Syrian Observatory monitored the finding of a head cut-off and hung on the bridge of Jannat al-Qura on the highway of Ariha – Jisr al-Shughur, where on the head was written: “The Islamic State, in support for their brothers in the al-Mastumah”

It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory monitored on the 13th of June 2018 the fall of casualties as a result of a detonating a booby trapped vehicle that targeted Idlib city, where 6 members at least of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, were killed in the detonation which hit the area of al-Konserwah factory, where a gathering of fighters of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham is located, in the west of Idlib city, and a group of the “Islamic Stat” organization in “Idlib State” adopted the detonation, where they targeted the area by a booby trapped vehicle which resulted in significant material damage, and this targeting comes as a revenge for Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham’s attack in Salqin countryside few days ago, during which a large number of ISIS Iraqi members were killed, where at least 22 of the Iraqi gunmen who were accused of belonging to the “Islamic State” were killed during the security operation in Kafr Hind village in the countryside of Salqeen city, while Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham was able to capture other gunmen of the same family, also, at least 5 members of the security force of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were killed, the Syrian Observatory also published on Sunday morning, the 10th of June 2018, that 2 bodies were found in Ariha city after midnight of yesterday. And in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory: two bodies believed to be for 2 members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were dressed the orange dress and were found killed at al-Hadid bridge in Ariha city in the southern countryside of Idlib, where one of the bodies was hung and the words “Islamic State of Idlib… punishment according to act” were written on both bodies, where this killing comes hours after the” Islamic State “organization’s execution of 3 Tahrir al-Sham members, where the Syrian Observatory published last night, Saturday, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the “Islamic State” organization has executed 3 members, intersected sources said that they are members of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, where the organization, under the name “Idlib State”, executed the 3 members by slaughtering and beheading them, after it made them wear “the orange suit”, where this execution came as a response of the raid and bloody fighting which accompanied it in Kafr Hind village, in the countryside of Salqin city, in the north-western countryside of Idlib, which targeted former members of the organization, on charge of being “sleeper cells of the organization”, in addition to the execution of 6 other persons by Tahrir Al-Sham, on charge of “belonging to the organization and forming sleeper cells”.