Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) will continue its attacks on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian forces around the governorate of Idlib, a spokesman for the terrorist group said in an official video message released on March 6.
“Our military operations will continue until every violent aggressor knows that the Sham [Syrian] peoplehave men who protect them and heros who defend their honor,” Abu Khalid al-Shami said in the video message.
Al-Shami, who appeared to be nervous, went on to threaten the SAA and Russian forces with “long dark nights” and “black days stained with blood.”
HTS, which use to be the official branch of al-Qaeda in Syria until 2017, stepped up its attacks on the residential areas and SAA positions around Idlib in the last few weeks. The terrorist group attacks killed at least three civilians, including a child, and injured dozens others.
The group’s new video message is an example of its hostile nature. It also proves that the terrorist group is not willing to respect the Russian-Turkish demilitarized zone agreement now or later.