Greater Idlib’s al-Fateh al-Mubeen operations room has claimed that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is “threatening” and “amassing its troops” to attack the northwestern region.
In an official statement, the operation room revealed that it is making preparations to repel any new attack by the army and its allies on Greater Idlib.
“We decided to move on with many procedures which would fortify the fronts with the enemy, rise the military efficiency of the factions and unify [our] vision and military planning in the coming period,” the operations room said in the statement, that was released late on May 27.
The operations room also called on everyone in Greater Idlib to support efforts of the armed factions there with “all possible means.”
The Al-Fateh al-Mubeen operations room, which is led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), includes a number of Turkish-backed factions from the National Front for Liberation and the Syrian National Army.
The operations room’s new statement shows that HTS and its allies are taking advantage of the current ceasefire in Greater Idlib to build their military capabilities. If Turkey fails to put an end to this manipulative behavior, the SAA could launch a new operation in the region.