The so-called Syrian Liberation Front [an alliance of Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zenki] has captured over 20 locations from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo.
According to reports, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militants withdrew from Suraysirah, Dar Izza, Taydil, Awayjil, Tuqad, Kafr Tin, Qaturah, Dayr Simeon, Mashad, Fadrah, Termaneen, Salwa, Qah, Mashhad Ruhin, Atmeh, Kafr Nasih, Aqrabat, Dana, Batbo, Kafranbel, Hass and Maarshurin on February 26.
On February 27, the Syrian Liberation Front (SLF) allegedly captured the 46th Regiment Base from HTS in western Aleppo. The 46th Regiment Base had been one of the key HTS strong points in the area.
Clashes between HTS and the SLF have been ongoing since Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zenki merged into the SLF earlier in February. According to local sources, the SLF is seeking to dominate in the militant-held province of Idlib with Turkish help. This is impossible while HTS controls the provincial capital and many other areas.