On Wednesday, a truck carrying ammo exploded in Idlib football stadium –al-Mala’ab al-Baladi- in the northern part of Idlib city according to the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) linked news agency Iba’a.
According to local sources the truck belongs to HTS, and 10 HTS fighters were killed and many others were injured by the explosion. However, so far HTS didn’t admit that the truck belongs it, and it’s still unknown if this was an accident or a planned attack.
Opposition sources reveled that HTS turned the football stadium into a military base. According to the source the stadium includes a training field, an ammo depot and a fuel storages facility for HTS.
HTS was accused of storing its ammunition in hospitals and schools in the eastern part of Aleppo. After the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured Aleppo city loads of weapons and ammunitions were discovered in schools. Furthermore, the SAA revealed that HTS used to locate its headquarters right next to hospitals.
On July 23, HTS took over Idlib city, since then opposition and local sources reported that HTS deployed many armed unites into the civilian areas inside the city.