Explosion Hits Idlib As Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham Takes Control Of City

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According to opposition sources, fighters of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) deployed in Idlib city and catpured the Executive Force building, the electricity company as well as all checkpoints and Ahrar al-Sham HQs in the city. Thus, HTS set a full control over Idlib.

According to sources, there were few clashes between Ahrar al-Sham and HTS fighters in the city before the withdrawal of Ahrar al-Sham fighters. The source confirmed that handing over Idlib City to HTS is a part of the agreement between Ahrar al-Sham and HTS.

Hours after the deployment of HTS fighters a unknown side targeted a gathering of HTS fighters at the Al-Zira’a Roundabout with a VBIED, killing 13 HTS fighters and injuring dozens. However, it’s not yet known whether elements of ISIS or Ahrar al-Sham were behind the attack.

During the last battle in Idlib province, HTS managed captured Idlib city and the entire Syrian-Turkish border line in the Idlib province.

More than 15 armed groups defected from Ahrar al-Sham and joined HTS. The influence of Ahrar al-Sham has receded and become limited to Sahl al-Ghab areas and Qalat Al-Madiq in the southern and southwestern countryside of Idlib.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    Excellent.

  • Rüdiger Preiss

    White Helmets all over the place. So obvious they are wherever the terrorists are

  • Amon -Ra- DeArmond

    This recent attack will have a major impact on the tourist industry in Idlib,I don’t see them recovering from it.

  • Lupus

    Well well…where are Ahrars fighters and Turkish friends now with their big mouths. They ran away like chickens and handed over Idlib to these jihad scumbags with hardly some struggle.

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    The Terrorists are aligning with each other and soon it will be easier to establish who is an terrorist and those that are so called “moderate rebels”. Then they will be destroyed easier with the people arming themselves and throwing them out.

  • Weldon Cheek

    Good and bad in all things reported here i guess,good that t.a.s have been forced to the negotiating table,bad that most of the groups (probably the most effective) have just jumped ship! Hopefully now the U.S. is not bleating about “moderates”anymore the heat can be switched to max power and things can get really hot for the jihadis!.
    Cant help thinking it all looks like “all change,carry on as before”.

    • Rüdiger Preiss

      they never have been moderate

  • TheModerateUser

    Bashar is probably in Damascus right now laughing his A*s off right now just seeing his enemies fight each other.