BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Since the beginning of March, renewed infighting between rival jihadist militias Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name, Al-Nusra Front) and Jabhat Tahrir Souriya has seen both sides inflict major military losses on one another.
According to Syrian war monitor sources, six weeks of rebel clashes across various towns and villages of Idlib and Aleppo provinces (mostly Aleppo) has now seen about 400 insurgent fighters killed in action.
In addition to this, dozens of military vehicles – mostly technicals but also including main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers – have been destroyed.
These numbers do not include two previous weeks of infighting between Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham and Jabhat Tahrir Souriya during February which saw the death of at least 200 militants.
The overall number of wounded can only be guessed at for now. In any case it likely exceeds one thousand fighters.