BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham launched a surprise attack, today, on a military base belonging to the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in the northwestern part of Aleppo.
According to opposition activists via social media, Ahrar Al-Sham stormed an HTS military base inside the town of Kafr Hamra; this would result in a series of fierce clashes between the two militant groups.
As a result of the Ahrar Al-Sham attack on Kafr Hamra, two military commanders from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham were reported dead.
The two military commanders from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham were identified by opposition activists as “Abu Turab” and “Abu Akram.”
The reason for the surprise attack by Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham is still not clear; however, some opposition activists believe it has to do with HTS’ refusal to withdraw from the new demilitarized zone in northwest Syria.