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.
Highlights: HTS kills regime soldiers near Quneitra and Aleppo, and IS fighters in Damascus; reports clashes with PKK in west of Aleppo, and confrontations with Jaish al-Islam in Eastern Ghouta; provides accounts of activities indicating return of life throughout Syria, and reports of regime attacks in the countryside of Idlib and the surroundings of Damascus.
Highlights: HTS kills 5 soldiers in an immersive operation targeting the Syrian regime’s air intelligence in western Aleppo; clashes between HTS and the regime forces in Western Ghouta; reports of regime airstrikes in Dara’a and Hama; extensive rehab activities in Idlib and surroundings.
Highlights: HTS media releases 1st episode in video series focused on snipers; HTS targets regime in Latakkia, and on major highway in the countryside of Aleppo; reports of regime attacks targeting civilians in Dara’a, Western Ghouta, and crops in northern Hama; female prisoner released from regime jails in Damascus; rehab activities in Idlib.
Highlights: HTS’ Ebaa News Agency published multiple photos from Hama, Idlib, and Lattakia, showing attacks on Syrian regime soldiers, fighters on the battlefront, and civilians protesting the Astana conference.
Highlights: No reports of military operations; HTS recruits youth from Damascus; HTS-controlled areas undergo rehab activities in Idlib; regime forces continue attacks on agricultural crops in Idlib; HTS shows fortifications in western Aleppo.
Highlights: Death of HTS military commander in Dara’a; retrieval of Sinjar checkpoints in Hama; reports of regime attacks on agricultural areas in Hama and Dara’a; rehabilitation activities in Idlib.
Highlights: HTS video features Reactions of civilians to a recent US bounty on Julani; Formation and recruitment of HTS’ Elite Forces in Dara'a; Reports on casualties in northern Homs, Eastern Ghouta; Claims of use vacuum bombs by Russian forces in northern Hama.
Highlights: The assassination of HTS military commander, Abu Sa’d al-Faransi (possibly French); official statement by HTS media arm criticizing Turkish incursion into Idlib territory; clashes with regime in al-Ghouta and Aleppo.
In an interview, Australian cleric and former Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) official Mostafa Mahamed (AKA Abu Sulayman al-Muhajir) commented on Turkey, U.S.-Saudi relations, and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) among other topics.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) published a video showcasing the significance of snipers during battles.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed a three-man suicide raid on Hayat Tahir al-Sham (HTS) positions in Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed carrying out a suicide bombing in al-Masasna, in the northern countryside of Hama, and seizing control of the village after attacking it with VBIEDs.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) denied intending to kill a colonel from Free Idlib Army who died in clashes that occurred near a checkpoint in Khan al-Sobol, Idlib.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a statement to condemn the sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib, and promised to avenge it in a “worse and more bitter” way with “intense consecutive operations behind the enemy lines, and in [the regime’s] most reinforced locations.”
In retaliation to the sarin gas attack which hit civilians in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib, rebel groups claimed targeting the regime forces throughout Syria, including in Hama, Latakkia, and al-Ghouta, and regaining control of the city of Mardis, in the northern countryside of Hama.