Militants Infighting Expands To Hama And Idlib Leading To More Loses On Both Sides

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Militants Infighting Expands To Hama And Idlib Leading To More Loses On Both Sides

The NFL shelling a town held by HTS in western Aleppo.

On January 3, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) developed its attack against the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and advanced in the opposition-held parts in the governorates of Hama and Idlib.

According to the Syrian news outlet Enab Baladi, the radical group imposed control of the towns of Faqie, Tramla and Arnaba in the southern Idlib countryside and the towns of Shahranaz and Shir Mughar in the northwestern Hama countryside.

The new round of infighting erupted three days ago, when HTS launched an attack on the positions of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement in the western Aleppo countryside after accusing it of assassinating four of its fighters. The radical group managed to capture several areas from al-Zenki, including the strategic town of Darat Izza.

After the failure of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement to hold onto its positions, the group’s allies in the NFL joined the battle and announced a total mobilization against HTS on January 2.

The Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV said that more than 180 militants have been killed in the infighting so far. The number of casualties is expected to raise in the upcoming few days as the both sides appears to be determined to eliminate each other.

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  • PZIVJ

    “both sides appears to be determined to eliminate each other.”
    No Turkish ceasefire please, let the battle continue until both sides destroyed. :)

  • Felix D (TUPPERWARE PARTY)

    Wishing great success to both sides!

  • Frederick Stopford

    Please continue to eradicate yourselves in Idlib & Hama so the SAA doesn’t have to waste precious munitions!

  • Redadmiral

    This is a godsend, rats being attacked by rats, when this plague of murder and destruction in Idlib and Hama enters its death throws, SAA Cats (Tigers) should be sent in to root out any remaining rats holed up in in their sponsors nests.

  • FISH

    civil war inside civil war…

  • potcracker777

    dont overreact Folks……HTS has a Minium number of 10,000+ fighters

    • Barba_Papa

      Small steps…… And of course all good things to those who wait.

    • occupybacon

      Maybe in Bruxelles

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Don’t get too excited, if the NFL overpowers HTS and expands into their territory, it will make it impossible/illegal for the SAA to remove the NFL from those areas, unless there’s a political solution. I’m personally barracking for HTS in this conflict, the more territory they hold at the end of the fight means the more territory the SAA can take back from HTS in the next one, it’s not looking good so far though.

    • Joaquin

      HTS doesnt have support from no one nowadays, right?

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Right, no one funds them now, the Saudis did but since they’ve gone practically broke and are also in trouble for murdering that journalist, they either can’t afford it financially, or afford it credibility wise either, so they don’t anymore.