المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The security chaos continues in Idlib countryside by more targeting operations

Idlib Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: an explosion was heard in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, caused by an IED explosion in a vehicle on Aleppo – Damascus International Highway, followed by gunfire which targeted the vehicle, without information about casualties so far, this incident comes as a part of the ongoing security chaos in Idlib province, where the SOHR published today, Tuesday the 31st of July 2018, that Idlib province is witnessing a continuous security outbreak despite the large “security operations”, which have been mostly carried out by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham searching for “sleeper cells” and members of the “Islamic State” Organization, in the context of the escalation of assassinations in the province, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored new targeting and assassinations in the province, where a military commander of Uzbek nationality in Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham was killed, he was shot by unidentified gunmen on the road of al-Ya’qubiyah west of Idlib, also another military commander of Egyptian nationality was shot by unidentified gunmen on Saraqib road east of Idlib.

And with the fall of more casualties it rose to at least 259, the number of people who were assassinated in Idlib countryside and both Aleppo and Hama countryside, they are the wife of an Uzbek commander and his son, in addition to 51 civilians including 8 children and 4 women, of who were assassinated through bomb explosions, IED detonations, shooting, abduction, murder and then throwing the bodies in remote areas, and 177 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 29 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.

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