On June 21, unidentified gunmen raided a headquarters of the Turkish-backed Sham Legion in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.
The gunmen stormed the headquarters, which is located in the town of Killi near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing, in the early hours of the morning. The Sham Legion’s militants clashed with the gunmen inside the headquarters. As a result, one of the militants was killed.
Opposition activists revealed that the slain militant was a field commander and a so-called “Emir” of the Sham Legion. His name was not revealed.
In the last two months, several positions and headquarters of the Sham Legion were attacked by unidentified gunmen. In most cases, the attackers stole vehicles, weapons and equipment without killing anyone.
Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which controls Greater Idlib, is the main suspect in these attacks. HTS is known to be involved in a conflict with the Sham Legion, which has been supporting the Turkish military in its mission to implement the March 5 agreement with Russia.