More Militants Including Commanders Killed by Unknown Raiders, Blast in Northwestern Syria
Several terrorists, including a senior field commander, were killed in a blast and also in gun fire by unknown assailants in the demilitarized zone specified by the Sochi Agreement in Northern and Northwestern Syria on Wednesday.
One of the field commanders of Horas al-Deen along with a number of his forces were killed after a bomb went off near the village of Kabani in Jabal al-Akrad in Northeastern Lattakia.
Local sources said that the bomb went off when the terrorists were detecting Syrian army positions in the region.
In the meantime, al-Syaq, a commander of Horas al-Deen was gunned down by unknown raiders near the village of Kansafrah Northwest of the small town of Kafr Nubl in Southern Idlib.
Also, two terrorists from Ahrar al-Sham, affiliated to the National Liberation Front, were killed after unknown assailants opened fire at a positon of the group in Jisr Beit in al-Ghaab Plain in Northwestern Hama.
Meanwhile, local sources in Idlib city reported that Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) attacked one of the bases of the ISIL in the province that imposed several casualties on both warring sides.
Militant-affiliated sources reported on Sunday that tensions were rising among various groups of militants in Northern and Northwestern Syria over the Sochi Agreement as the deadline for its implementation was looming.
The sources said that violent feuds erupted among terrorists over Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at retreat from the demilitarized zone in Northern and Northwestern Syria and start of a so-called Salvation Government in the region.
In the meantime, a commander of Free Syrian Army (FSA) said that one of the most difficult phases of implementing the Sochi Agreement is withdrawal of militants that are enlisted as terrorists from the demilitarized zone and then relocation of the terrorist groups in other regions in Idlib without their dissolution.
The FSA commander further said that another serious difference over the Sochi Agreement pertains to the administration of those territories remaining under terrorists’ occupation in Northern and Northwestern Syria in the presence of a salvation government and the interim government in the region.
The terrorist groups must withdraw forces and heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone under the Sochi Agreement by October 15.