Tahrir Al-Sham’s Security Commander Killed during Infighting in Idlib

A senior security commander of Tahrir al-Sham (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) was killed in Idlib province as internal clashes and assassination operations increased among the terrorist groups.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Sunday that Khattab al-Homawi, a senior official of Tahrir al-Sham, was killed after a bomb was detonated in al-Iqab prison in Saraqib region of Eastern Idlib.

Also, in Northern Idlib, Tahrir al-Sham terrorists attacked an ISIL stronghold in the town of Ma’arat Misrin, killing at least 6 ISIL militants.

Tahrir al-Sham also arrested two ISIL commanders in the town of Armanaz in Northwestern Idlib.

Infighting among the terrorist groups has increased in Idlib and Aleppo provinces days ahead of the implementation of the first phase of the Sochi Agreement in Northern Syria.

In a relevant development on Saturday, Tahrir al-Sham and Nouralddeen al-Zinki and National Liberation Front terrorists engaged in a fresh round of infighting in the village of Kafr Halab in Southwestern Aleppo that left several militants and 7 civilians dead.

Nouralddeen al-Zinki sent a long military convoy to the village of Kafr Nouran in Western Aleppo after Tahrir al Sham laid siege on the village of Kafr Halab.

A field sources, meantime, said that al-Wataniyah Front dispatched 40 military vehicles from Afrin and Northeastern Aleppo to Western Aleppo to counter Tahrir al-Sham.

The sources further said that the infighting has spilled over to the village of Tadil and the town of al-Abzamou in Western Aleppo and Tal Adah in Northern Idlib, inflicting several casualties on both warring sides.

In the meantime, Commander of Nouralddeen al-Zinki threatened Tahrir al-Sham that in case the siege on the village of Kafr Halab continues, al-Zinki will kick off a heavy offensive in Northern Syria to kill Tahrir al-Sham Chief Commander Abu Mohammad al-Joulani.

The first phase of the Sochi Agreement demilitarized zone that would cover an area 15 km in radius will start in Idlib province by mid October.


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