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JUNE 2023

Syrian Army Kills HTS Commander On Greater Idlib Front

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Syrian Army Kills HTS Commander On Greater Idlib Front

© Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev

On May 35, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) killed a field commander of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

The commander, Abu Omar Darayya, was killed when SAA artillery strikes hit a position he was manning near the town of Kabani in the northern Lattakia countryside. The town is a stronghold of HTS and several other terrorist groups, including the Turkistan Islamic Party and Ajnad al-Kavkaz.

Abu Omar Darayya, who is originally from the southeastern suburbs of Damascus city, was reportedly a field commander in HTS’s Uthman ibn Affan Brigade.

Syrian Army Kills HTS Commander On Greater Idlib Front

Abu Omar Darayya on the right side of the photo. Via Twitter.

The SAA’s artillery strikes were likely a response to recent violations of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey more than three years ago. In recent days, HTS and its allies launched several direct and indirect fire attacks from the region.

HTS has been attempting to sabotage ongoing Russian and Iranian efforts to restore ties between Ankara and Damascus by destabilizing Greater Idlib, where the Turkish military maintains a fairly large presence.

The terrorist group fears that Ankara could withdraw its forces from the region to facilitate the normalization process, which would leave the door wide open for the SAA and its allies to resume large-scale ground operations.

Despite these attempts, the Turkish-Syrian normalization process is going as planned. Ankara’s foreign minister revealed earlier this week that committees with military, intelligence and diplomatic representatives from the two neighboring countries as well as from Iran and Russia will begin working in Syria in the near future.


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great work saa!!


“the ceasefire in greater idlib, which was brokered by russia and unhumans more than three years ago” …. are you kidding, sf? there are more terrorists than before, those stuffs that instaled invading fields


it…… look up 💥💥 dead to scumbag walllla

Chris Gr

kabani is a town that is hard to take. in the past, many attempts failed. saa should take 10 times the soldiers of hts and storm it with massive firepower and air strikes.


boy, as a ‘greek’ yous sure seem purrtty involved in sectarian muzlim drama no?……lol. not goin quote exekial number 38 today?…….lol. tokhme sag

Chris Gr

stop polluting india


they need some wagner and tiger forces for sure

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