Armed opposition factions active in Idlib province refused to discuss the demilitarization zone agreement with Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) group, Special Monitoring Mission’s to Syria sources reported.
Turkey has summoned leaders of armed opposition factions active in Idlib to discuss the details of the agreement on the demilitarization zone in the province.
Clashes between militants of Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) and Faylaq al Sham occurred in Afrin due to power struggle between the rival groups, local sources reported.
Residents of Afrin region in Northern Aleppo continue to suffer from arbitrary detentions on behalf of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions active in the area.
The Turkish authorities must rein in armed groups who receive Turkish support in Afrin, demands a recent report by Amnesty International.
A new armed faction was formed in Idlib province after a number of prominent Islamist groups joined their ranks.
Faylaq al Sham was forced to issue a rebuttal statement after rumors about the group’s intention to withdraw from Idlib province against the background of fears of a government offensive.
Members of the Islamic State terror group who had been captured by Faylaq Al-Sham militants managed to escape from detention in the Afrin region in Aleppo.
Faylaq al-Sham commander Yasser Abdelrahim has been dismissed from his position after a conflict broke out among the leadership of the group.
Militants of two jihadi factions from Idlib province entered Turkey to the Afrin region where Turkish troops are currently fighting the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).