Tahrir Al-Sham Preparing for Heavy Attacks on Syrian Army to Sabotage Sochi Agreement on Idlib
Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) is preparing for an imminent offensive against the Syrian Army in Idlib province to sabotage implementation of Sochi agreement, an Arab media outlet reported on Monday.
Syria’s al-Watan daily quoted well-informed sources as reporting that Tahrir al-Sham has been preparing its gunmen in the last two days to kick off a heavy attack on the army in Idlib.
It further said that Tahrir al-Sham has kept fighters on alert along the entire roads to Idlib, specially along the road between Ban al-Hawa passageway at border with Syria and the town of Saraqib in Southeastern Idlib, adding that the terrorist group has also dispatched a large volume of military hardware to its positions in Southeastern Idlib, the town of Kobani in Jabal al-Turkmen in Northeastern Lattakia.
It went on to say that the terrorists of Horas al-Deen have opposed strongly the Sochi agreement and called on the other terrorist groups to join attacks on the army rapidly to push the Sochi agreement into failure.
The daily further said that a fresh wave of differences have erupted among terrorists over the Sochi agreement and demilitarized zone in Idlib.
Terrorists of the National Liberation Front on Sunday opposed an agreement endorsed by Russia and Turkey over the Northwestern province of Idlib following a similar opposition by Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and several other terrorist groups yesterday.
The Arabic-language website of RT reported that the Ankara-backed National Liberation Front which includes a number of Free Syrian Army units has stressed that it will not lay down arms and will never hand over their positions in Idlib in violation of the Sochi agreement endorsed by Ankara and Moscow over Idlib.
The Arabic RT further said that the National Liberation Front has kept its gunmen on alert to counter the Syrian Army.
The report further quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying that the entire heavy weapons of the militant groups, including cannons, mortars, tanks and missile systems must be taken out of the demilitarized zone.