Highlights: HTS claims numerous attacks on the Syrian regime forces in Western Ghouta, north of Aleppo, north of Latakkia, and south of Hama; arresting an IS cell north of Idlib and another cell charged with kidnapping and delivering HTS fighters to the regime; HTS provides photos of its military camp in Latakkia; reports coalition and regime airstrikes in Eastern and Western Ghouta, the countryside of Hama, northern Homs, the southern countryside of Idlib, and northern Aleppo.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a photo report showing the group’s training camp in the northern countryside of Latakkia.
Highlights: HTS claims attacks on the regime’s army in Aleppo, Latakkia and Hama; and a raid over an Islamic State (IS) cell in Idlib; announces readiness to “dissolve into one entity” in Eastern Ghouta to prevent further airstrikes in the area; denies media reports suggesting tensions between HTS and TIP; reports reaching an agreement with Hezbollah in Western Qalamoun which allows a prisoner exchange between two groups and the safe departure of the dislocated refugees and fighters in the area; reports of regime strikes in Homs, Hama, Latakkia, Idlib; rehab activities in Hama and Idlib.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) published the second episode of its video series “Shooters of Horror” in which the group provides real footage of an HTS fighter sniping at least 4 enemy forces in the southern countryside of Aleppo.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced its willingness to “dissolve into one entity that brings together all factions of the central sector” in Eastern Ghouta, in response to the calls of the “aggrieved people” in the area hoping to avoid any violations of the ceasefire, which requires HTS’ withdrawal from the territory.
After declaring Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) military commander Abu Muhammad al-Julani a “war criminal” and calling on fighters under him to break away, the Shura Council of Scholars in al-Sham [Syria] announced that pledges to him are “null and void,” and urged revolutionary factions to respond to HTS’ “criminality”.
Highlights: HTS engages in violent battles with Ahrar al-Sham in Idlib, takes control of the city and various cities and towns in the area; infighting draws adverse reactions and ends with ceasefire agreement between Ahrar al-Sham and HTS; HTS executes two IS members in Idlib; HTS claims killing over 200 in clashes with Iranian militias, Hezbollah in Western Qalamoun.
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.