TEHRAN (defapress)- Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and other terrorist groups continue preventing people from leaving militant-held regions in Idlib province for regions under the Syrian Army control.
News ID: 74677
Publish Date: 31December 2018 - 21:05
Tahrir al-Sham arrested a sum of 20 people at Tal al-Tukan passageway in Eastern Idlib after they tried to move towards army positions.
The arrested people intended to apply for government amnesty, but, Tahrir al-Sham sent them to a jail in Idlib.
In the meantime, tensions were reported between terrorists of Tahrir al-Sham and Nouralddeen al-Zinki in Western Aleppo that caused Tahrir al-Sham to dispatch a convoy of gunmen to Dar al-Izzah, closing all roads to the region.
Tahrir al-Sham, meanwhile, reinvigorated its positions in the small towns of Tarmanin and Tal Adah in Northern Idlib.
Local sources reported that a wave of general strikes has covered Jarabulus in Aleppo province and Idlib following insecurity and continued robberies in the terrorist-held regions in Northern Syria.
The terrorists' refusal to implement the Sochi Agreement to establish a demilitarized zone is pushing the army to initiate its long-waited assault on militants in Idlib that had been put on hold due to the Sochi Agreement.
Colonel Mar'ei Hamdan, a Syrian military expert, was quoted by the Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency as saying last month that Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at is in control of nearly 70% of towns and villages in Idlib province and makes provocative moves against the Syrian army, adding that the army's commitment to decrease tensions is not lasting forever.
He added that the Syrian army has so far repelled all attacks by terrorists against its positions and inflicted heavy damages on them, noting that the army is now necessitated to come out of the defensive mood to retake control of Idlib.
Hamdan said that Tahrir al-Sham will resort to a full-scale military operation against the Syrian and Russian armies soon, after rejecting the Sochi agreement last October, which leaves no room for ceasefire or disarmament anymore, and underlined that the Syrian army's battle against Tahrir al-Sham is inevitable.
Meantime, the Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sham and National Liberation Front (NLF) terrorist groups has also dismissed the Russian-Turkish Sochi agreement and is preparing for military operations against the army in Northern Syria, calling for a coalition with Tahrir al-Sham.
Tahir al-Sham and other allied terrorist groups have not left the demilitarized zone two months after the Sochi agreement and have instead reinvigorated their strongholds and targeted the army positions every day.
Relevant reports said that the Turkey-backed NLF had put its gunmen on alert to launch a heavy offensive against the Syrian army in the demilitarized zone in Idlib province.