Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed killing over 200 Hezbollah and Iranian militia forces and wounding over 250 in the past five days in fierce clashes in Western Qalamoun.
Ebaa News Agency released a video of the execution of two alleged IS cell members responsible for the death of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) fighters and civilians in Idlib city.
Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) issued a statement urging Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, two militant factions in Syria, to cease the infighting between them and respect the sanctity of the blood of their brethren.
The Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement announced a ceasefire agreement with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), ending three days of fighting between the groups in Syria’s Idlib governorate.
Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed Farag (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) released a statement in which he deliberated on the infighting between Ahrar al-Sham and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), calling it “existential” and explained why it is immoral as per His view of Islamic Shariah.
With ongoing tensions between Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Ahrar al-Sham in past weeks ultimately erupting in violence, Ahrar al-Sham has reportedly launched coordinated attacks against HTS, with its fighters storming and taking control over cities and villages throughout Idlib.
Highlights: HTS claims targeting the Syrian regime’s forces in Aleppo, Latakkia, and the countryside of Damascus; tension with Ahrar al-Sham in Idlib and Aleppo; Ebaa reports rehab activities throughout Idlib.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced arresting 4 more IS fighters and discovering a warehouse belonging to an IS cell in Idlib as part of the group’s widespread anti-IS campaign.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced capturing 53 Islamic State (IS) fighters as part of the group’s anti-IS arrest campaign in Idlib.
Highlights: HTS claims killing over 130 enemy forces in battles with the regime army in Aleppo, al-Qalamoun, Hama, Latakkia, Eastern and Western Ghouta; Ebaa reports HTS arrested more than 100 IS fighters in a large-scale security operation in Idlib, and killing an IS booby-trapping official as part of the same operation in Hama; Russian, American-led coalition, and PKK attacks hit locations in Damascus, Daraa, Hama, Aleppo, and Raqqa, killing a large number of civilians.
A media affiliate of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) published an infographic on the group's anti-Islamic State (IS) arrest campaign in Idlib, Syria.
During its "extensive security operation" against Islamic State (IS) cells in Idlib, Syria, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed additional arrests of IS officials, including its "governor" for northern Syria, while a pro-IS group charged that the captured elements are al-Qaeda elements who refused pledging to HTS.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced that amidst an “extensive security operation” against Islamic State (IS) cells in the Syrian city of Idlib and its surroundings, it has thus far arrested over 100 elements, including a Russian IS security official and three suicide bombers.
Highlights: HTS claims targeting Syrian regime soldiers in the Hama countryside, Qalamoun, Aleppo, and Homs; reports the discovery of an IS cell and arresting its members in the countryside of Idlib, and conflicts with Ahrar al-Sham over power supply lines in the same area.
Highlights: HTS claims major advances in al-Quneitra and battles with the Syrian regime’s army and pro-regime militias in the countryside of Damascus, and Aleppo and Hama; reports repelling an infiltration attempt by the IS into a refugee area in Damascus and an attempted advance of the IS-linked Jaish Khaled bin al-Walid in the western countryside of Daraa.
The Tawhid wal Jihad Brigade, an Uzbek group within Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Syria, released a training camp video featuring the religious and military education given to its fighters.
Highlights: HTS official and recruiter Abdullah al-Muhaysini survives an assassination attempt in Idlib; HTS “administrator” Muhammad Ibrahim al-Majarish was reportedly killed by a roadside explosive device planted in the countryside of Daraa; HTS claims battles with the Syrian regime’s army in Western Ghouta, south of Hama, and Idlib; reports repelling an attempted advance by Jaish al-Islam into al-Ashari in Eastern Ghouta; HTS claims engaging in confrontations with the PKK in the western countryside of Aleppo; photos show continued rehab activities in Idlib and Hama.
Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a prominent Saudi cleric and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) official, expressed disgust with the Islamic State (IS) for “staining Islam’s Reputation” following a recent assassination attempt on his life, and discussed the West’s continued persecution of HTS, stating, “we have nothing to do with you.”
In an Ebaa News Agency interview, Abdullah Muhaysini recounted surviving an assassination attempt by an alleged member of the Islamic State (IS) and reprimanded the perpetrators for choosing to target the liberated areas rather than their apparent enemies.
Highlights: HTS claims suicide bombings in battles with regime forces in Dara’a, provides video infographic of the battles in al-Manshiyya neighborhood for a 100-day period; clashes with the Syrian regime’s army in Dara’a, Homs, and Hama; engages in confrontations with IS in the Qalamoun mountains; photos show HTS fighters stationed on fronts in Aleppo and Latakia; continues restoration and maintenance activities in Idlib and Aleppo; reports of regime attacks in Idlib, Dara’a, Aleppo, and Hama.