DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:45 P.M.) – On Sunday evening, a car bomb hit a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) checkpoint in downtown Maarat Al-Numan, a strategic town on Idlib’s M5-highway which witnessed a major crackdown on rival rebel groups last month.

A brand new picture of from the site of impact:

Although Al-Masdar News was unable to confirm the exact HTS death toll, several people were said to have been killed in the bombing. In response to the attack, HTS began patrolling the town intensively in the evening hours, looking for the responsible assailants.

This news comes just hours after the Al-Qaeda linked group said it had targeted ISIS sleeper cells across the northwestern province. However, the car bombing may have been carried out by the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) ‘Division 13’ which was the primary rebel faction purged by HTS last month. At the time, the FSA group vowed retalition in an online bulletin.

Idlib has been plagued by infighting since 2016. At the moment, Turkey and HTS are indirectly fighting for power as their proxies have begun targeting each other.

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Floriangeyer
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This criminal gang chaos and mayhem would have mimicked that of Libya if the US/Israeli Plan ‘A’ had worked and the Black Flags of ISIS and Al Nusra had come to fruition.

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Cyriak Papasissis

behind HTS stands Israel , ”Division 13” was once US-trained and supplied , now a Turkish surrogate. Israel-Turkey fight of proxies in Idlib. This would be the picture all-over Syria , had the US-Israel plans of mayhem prevailed.

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It’s a fact that jihad feeds on blood and as soon jihad can’t go after those they dare to call ‘kuffar’ while they’re clearly evil creatures, they switch to ‘cannibalism’.
Nevertheless, qaedans ending victims of terrorist attacks is pretty hilarious irony.

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The terror mayhem seems well planned to me and the ONLY country to gain is Israel. It all costs the blood and gold of the American people but then the US Elite prostrate themselves at the feet of Zionism.