On March 28, the Syrian Liberation Front (SLF) launched attacked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the western Aleppo countryside and captured the village of Bsartun, the SLF-linked news agency Midad Press reported. The Midad Press said that SLF fighters had killed at least two members of HTS there.
Meanwhile, the HTS-linked news agency Iba’a reported that HTS fighters had repelled a separate attack by the SLF on their positions in the villages of Mejdlaya and Mseibin in the southern Idlib countryside. HTS members reportedly killed and injured several fighters of the SLF during the clashes around the two villages.
The new attacks by the SLF once again show that the armed group is not willing to step back and accept HTS’ demands.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that more than 20 civilians had been killed since the beginning of the tensions between HTS and the SLF. More civilians will likely lose their life in this “war of abolition” as a peaceful solution appears to be impossible now.