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Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Accepts Ceasefire Agreement, Vows To Respond To Any “Violation”

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Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Accepts Ceasefire Agreement, Vows To Respond To Any “Violation”

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Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) accepted the new ceasefire agreement in Greater Idlib on August 2 and vowed to respond to any “violation” by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies.

In an official statement, the al-Qaeda’s former branch in Syria said that it is not abandoning its main goals by accepting this new ceasefire, stressing that the “overthrow of the regime” will remain its priority.

“-The goals of overthrowing the criminal regime, liberating prisoners and securing the return of refugees and displaced people to their villages and cities is at the core of the objectives of our revolution, which we are working for and sacrificing for it, as we work and do what we can to protect our people and land by all legitimate political and military means within the teachings of our true religion.

-Any shelling or attack on the liberated cities and towns of the north will lead to the cancellation of the ceasefire on our part, and we will have the right to respond to it,” the group’s statement reads.

A day earlier, the Damascus government announced that it will respect a new ceasefire in Greater Idlib if HTS and its allies implement the terms of the Sochi agreement. Under the agreement, all terrorist elements and heavy weapons should withdraw from the 15-20km demilitarized zone around Idlib.

Few hours after the announcement, militants in Greater Idlib launched several rockets at Lattakia’s countryside killing a civilian and injuring three others.

HTS didn’t mention nor the Sochi agreement, nor the demilitarized zone in its statement. This suggests that the terrorist group and its allies are not willing to respect the agreement. Most likely, they are aiming to take advantage of it, once again.

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  • jorge

    Lets laugh, al Qaeda is done.

  • Andrei

    Hts hts idiots idiots satan satan

  • Andrei

    Haha ha hts you will eventually all be defeated
    Good always prevail
    Hts=satan=Israel =usa= total destruction by Russia Iran Iraq Lebanon Syria Afghanistan

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Middle East for Middle Easterners….

  • Andrei

    UN will never help Israel or USAif a war between iran vs USA/Israel will ever happen

  • Andrei

    I wish only peace but USA and Israel and Saudi Arabia they don’t want
    So we give them what they want.. destruction and suffering

  • olie_h

    Another ceasefire. Another mistake.

  • klove and light

    ceasefire with al Qaeda…

    hey Maybe we should all join……steal rape murder under Agreement…….

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Kill every Western Headchopping motherfucker on this Planet…

  • klove and light

    regroup rearm reorganize

    back to Starters

    = treacherous
    period

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Or Syria can use that Ceasefire to relocate Troops & Fortify recent newly gained Territory…Prepare for fase 2 once Al-Qaeda violates the agreement…which they will certainly do…than you can start to bomb the Shit out of’m again….

      • Icarus Tanović

        Wahhabis are stupid and ugly.

  • LR captain

    i know this not a popular point but honestly consider that Saudis, Turkey, USA and Israel are wasting tons of money on their failed adventure. Every time there is cease fire they will pour more resources in, more militants in and more money into the falling project. This means less resources against other targets.

    another way of looking at is the Idlib zone is a buffer the YPG occupied zones.
    The YPG zones are a buffer the al-tanf zone
    al-tanf is buffer zone to Golan heights
    the Golan heights are a buffer to Israel

    So if there is ground for the US and co to stand on in idlib they will continue poring resources into it

    keep in mind that other SAA operations were clearing operations, gain land push militants back.
    the idlib operation seems to be more along the lines up killing as many terrorists as possible and keeping it drain on western resources.

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Good thinking…

  • jm74

    Cease fire has conditions and one of them is that they hand over heavy to light weapons and move 20km away but most important is that it does not apply to terrorists and hayat are terrorists.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    I’ve read the Astana agreement and all it’s subsequent amendments, and the last one, agreed to by Russia Iran Turkey and Syria and signed off to in Sochi, designated HTS a terrorist organization and not an officially recognized opposition party, so how can they abide by any agreement if they’re not part of the arrangement.

    “Under the agreement, all terrorist elements and heavy weapons should withdraw from the 15-20km demilitarized zone around Idlib”.

    I suggest people read what the Astana/Sochi agreement entails for themselves, the article should have said this,
    Under the agreement, all [officially recognized members of the LEGAL opposition] and heavy weapons should withdraw from the 15-20km demilitarized zone around Idlib.
    And HTS and Al Nusra aren’t legally recognized as opposition groups according to the agreement, they’re both designated terrorist organizations and valid targets for the SAA, Russia, the Iranians and the Turks themselves.
    The problem is all the legal opposition groups that are recognized as legal according to the agreement, are all in the security zone helping HTS defend it, which now makes them valid targets too according to the fine detail of the agreement.
    Toilet paper is what this agreement really is, nothing else.