On Friday, Ahrar al-Sham issued an official statement condemning the statement issued by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) that attacked Suqour al-Sham group and accused it of killing two arms dealers working for HTS in Al-Zawiyeh Mountain.
— محمد أبو زيد (@Ahrar_SpokesMan) 13 July 2017
In its statement, Ahrar al-Sham announced that HTS violated an earlier agreement through its aggressive statement. It had been previously agreed to form a joint court to look into the crime against two HTS elements in Al-Zawiyeh Mountain and to identify and punish their murderer.
Ahrar al-Sham announced it was surprised by HTS’s continued mobilization of its troops in the vicinity of Al-Zawiyeh Mountain.
According to opposition sources, HTS had mobilized large forces in the vicinity of Al-Zawiyeh Mountain, including tanks and armored vehicles. In its statement, Ahrar al-Sham confirmed that it would strongly thwart any action targeting any of its positions.
An independent Islamist activist in Idlib City published a photo of the agreement between Ahrar al-Sham and HTS on Twitter confirming the claims of Ahrar al-Sham.
تم ذلك بحضوري وشهادتي وبعض الفضلاء من الهيئة والأحرار والمستقلين، نسأله سبحانه أن يلهم القلوب السكينة والأرواح الطمأنينة. pic.twitter.com/QjGqcErqIO
— رامي محمد الدالاتي (@Rami_Dalati) 13 July 2017
However, HTS isn’t expected to change its position, especially since Ahrar al-Sham had issued many similar statements in the past, but done nothing to stop HTS in reality.