March 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
At least five members of the Syrian government forces died on Thursday in an attack carried out by members of Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) in the province of Idlib (northwest), as reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The organization, based in London and informants in the Arab country, has indicated that the attack was perpetrated by the Abu Bakr al Sidiq Brigade, integrated into HTS, and has added that it also resulted in six other injuries, for which reason it was not reported. rule out that the death toll will increase in the next few hours.
Likewise, it has detailed that the attackers managed to “infiltrate” an area controlled by government troops in the surroundings of Al Fatatra, where they opened fire on the agents using automatic weapons. Damascus has not yet ruled on what happened.
HTS, a terrorist organization inherited from the Al Nusra Front – which was once a subsidiary of Al Qaeda in Syria – is the most relevant armed group in the province of Idlib, which remains outside the control of the Syrian authorities. Various armed groups also operate in Idlib with the support of Turkey, which has also deployed soldiers in this province.