A notorious commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) terrorist group was assassinated in Idlib amid increased tensions and insecurities in the province.
Field sources in Northern Syria reported on Saturday that a group of unknown assailants killed Tahrir al-Sham’s security commander Abu Hajar al-Ansari in a gun attack in Jabal al-Zawiyeh region in Idlib.
They added that al-Ansari was responsible for protecting Tahrir al-Sham’s Mufti Abu al-Yaqzan al-Misri.
نفوق ابو هاجر الانصاري القيادي في هيئة تنجيس الشام والمسؤول الامني عن الإرهابي ابو اليقظان المصريَ بنيران مجهولين بريف ادلب … الى جهنم pic.twitter.com/1M1cZroN9v
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Meantime, a bomb was detonated in the town of Ma’arat al-No’eman in Southern Idlib, killing several militants.
Also, explosion of a bomb near a court building in the town of Salqayn in Northwestern Idlib killed and wounded a number of terrorists.
In a relevant development last Sunday, at least five senior commanders of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at were killed in a chain of blasts in the Northwestern province of Idlib, local sources reported.
Ahmad Fo’ad Dayb, a commander of Tahrir al-Sham, was killed after a bomb, planted in his vehicle, went off in the town of Saraqib in Idlib.
In the meantime, local sources reported that four blasts in the towns of Samin, Salqin, Qah and al-Dana near the border with Turkey killed at least five commanders of Tahrir al-Sham.
Also, a number of terrorists were killed after a bomb-laden vehicle went off in Tahrir al-Sham’s base near al-Ehsan Hospital in the Southern part of the town of Saraqib that is one of the most crucial strongholds of Tahrir al-Sham in Southeastern Idlib.