Elites, Senior Officials in Militant-Held Regions Call for Return of Idlib Control to Damascus Gov’t
The Russian center was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Watan daily as saying that the center has received a number of calls by Idlib’s elites and senior officials, demanding for the surrender of militant-held regions in the Northwestern province to the army.
Al-Watan further said that senior officials in Idlib have also called for government amnesty.
The Russian center further said that a large-scale popular uprising is now very much likely to happen in Idlib, adding that as soon as the army forces arrive at Idlib border the civilian population will certainly join them.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, the former commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front), also cautioned on Wednesday against the growing number of the militants asking for the endorsement of the peace plan in Northern Syria, calling for their trial and punishment.
Also, Abdolrazaq al-Mahdi, the Mufti (religious leader) of another terrorist group in Northern Syria, warned of the dire situation in Northern Syria, calling on the militants to unite to stand against the Syrian army’s imminent operations in the region.
The Syrian army will soon start military operations in Idlib after fully cleansing Southern Syria of terrorists, reports said.
Relevant reports said on Wednesday that differences and feuds are increasing among the non-Syrian members of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at, known as al-Turkistani Party, in Northern Syria amid reports on the Syrian Army’s imminent operation in the province.
Militant-affiliated websites disclosed that a fresh wave of defections has been reported among the foreign members of Tahrir al-Sham, known as al-Turkistani Party.
The websites further said that Abu Mohammad Mansour, one of the commanders of al-Turkistani, has seized leadership of the terrorist group in a coup against al-Turkistani’s former commander Abu Ibrahim.
In the meantime, a large number of terrorists were killed in heavy fighting between ISIL and Horas al-Din along a road to the village of Hafsarja in Northwestern Idlib.
Field sources said that 220 terrorists, including 144 Syrians affiliated to Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and other groups, have been killed in Idlib province since April 26.