Hayar Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) fighters have located and killed a head of an Islamic State sleeper cell responsible for the assassination of 9 HTS members.
Ismail Abdulqader also known as Abu Hassan Al-Nayrabi together with his aide Ibrahim Al-Dani were killed by HTS fighters after a failed attempt of assassination of an HTS field commander near Qah village in Northern Idlib.
The HTS has declared Abdulqader responsible for the attack on a group’s position in Aleppo that resulted in death of 9 of its members.
In the recent months, Idlib province has witnessed a rise in the infighting between HTS and ISIS. Dozens of militants of both terror groups were killed in the sporadic clashes and assassinations.