Split Within Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Over Idlib Deconfliction Agreement – Report

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Split Within Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Over Idlib Deconfliction Agreement - Report

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An internal disagreement has emerged between the “moderate” and “radical” wings within Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) leadership over accepting or rejecting the Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement on the governorate of Idlib, the Syrian news outlet Enab Baladi reported on September 28.

A source familiar with the situation told Enab Baladi that the moderate wing wants to withdraw HTS forces from the demilitarized zone, which will be established around Idlib under the deconfliction agreement. However, the radicals within the group leadership are against this move.

According to a statement by Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, all heavy weapons should be withdrawn from the demilitarized zone by October 10, while the radical groups should be forced out from the zone before October 15.

Enab Baladi said that the Turkish military may launch a military operation in the demilitarize zone, if the radical groups, including HTS, don’t withdraw from it before the deadline.

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups have accepted the Russian-Turkish agreement along with other groups like Jaysh al-Izza, a key ally of HTS. However, the implementation of the agreement will be impossible without cooperation with HTS.

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  • potcracker2588

    ALL TOTALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL BULLSHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Hanny Benny

    TURKEY = REAL ISIS ! (800 years DEVSIRME)

    • Brother Ma

      The Turks are prime culprits in this whole Syria war. Many people like me have not forgotten even if Russia turns a blind eye at the moment. There has to be punishment for a crime. Turkey is still unpunished.

      • peacelover

        Terrorists human resources, their small and heavy weapons,communication devices, all rural and urban combat advices, their family accommodations, their salaries from Gulf, came through Turkey. Turkish military establishment played fundamental role in starting that bloody conflict in Syria. Despite all this, I believe that Turkish u-turn is quite sufficient to compensate their crimes. In long term scenario it is much better proceedings towards stability and peace in the middle East.

  • FlorianGeyer

    Patience is needed now to enable the terror gangs to devour each other and maul Turkey a little as well whilst the air defences of Syria are improved to a point where the cost to the US Coalition would be so embarrassing that the US vassals lose any fear of the US threats to remain the Rent Boys of the US.

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    • peacelover

      Great analysis.

  • Empire’s Frontiers

    This is an enclave with an area roughly equivalent to one of the smallest US states, Delaware.
    Or from another view, roughly five percent the size of England, and these blunt-minded savages cannot find some way to unite and form a political body that will lay down arms and begin reintroducing law and order?

    This circumstance alone is reason to destroy them.

    • Barba_Papa

      This is almost like a Monty Python sketch.

      Hell! It IS a Monthy Python sketch. “We are the Judean People’s Front!” “We are the People’s Front of Judea!” And beware of the crack suicide squad.

  • Smaug

    If something like a war between HTS and Turkey develops I’m going to guess that at least one militia group will get the bright idea of shelling SAA positions to try and coax them into retaliating against someone else.

  • peacelover

    There doesn’t exist any moderate terrorist among HTS.This difference of opinion may be between total blind terrorists and little conscious terrorists. The term moderate terrorists may be applied on Turkish backed terrorists. May God save the humanity from all those satans !

    • Brother Ma

      There are no moderates in Idlib. All moderates have given up or gone over to Syrian army. All left in Idlib are radical headchoppers and always were. “Moderates”was just a bullshit name invented by Americans to make stupid housewives in America and Eu think that FUKuS was supporting good people.

      The sooner Syria and its allies eliminate them the sooner average peaceful innocent people can get along with their lives and bring happy children into the world again.

      • peacelover

        100% agreed