In the morning of April 15, terrorists of al-Qaeda-affiliated Horas al-Din attacked a position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of Waridah in the southwestern Aleppo countryside.
Opposition sources claimed that two Syrian service members were killed and five others were injured in the attack. Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed that Horas al-Din fighters also suffered from casualties.
Horas al-Din, which occupies several regions in western Aleppo, northern and northwestern Hama, is led by two veterans of the al-Nusra Front [now known as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)], Jordanian Sami al-Oraydi and Syrian Abu Humam al-Shami. The group’s manpower is between 2,000 and 3,000 fighters.
Last February, Al-Zubair al-Ghazi, a religious judge in HTS, revealed that the group has agreed to secretly arm Horas al-Din in way that will allow it to work under the cover of the group and through it.
The new attack indicates that terrorists in Idlib are still determined to sabotage the Russian-Turkish demilitarized zone agreement. The SAA and Russian forces usually respond to such attacks within a few hours.
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