The security apparatus of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) arrested on Monday a number of Hurras al-Din fighters in Idleb and its countryside.
Well-informed sources told Baladi News that the HTS arrested six fighters, some of whom are from foreign nationalities, after storming their houses in the city and its countryside. They are all affiliated with Hurras al-Din.
Last October, the HTS waged similar security campaigns and operations against the “extremist” Hurras al-Din.
This came within the framework of the continuous attempts by the HTS to eliminate jihadists, under orders from Turkish intelligence; especially those who reject the Russian-Turkish agreements. Hurras al-Din is perhaps the most prominent of those groups.
This move comes within a series of efforts by the HTS to show that it has shifted gears towards moderation rather than radicalism.
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