BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham continued their security operations across the Idlib Governorate on Monday, targeting several areas believed to have an Islamic State (ISIS) presence.
HTS reportedly uncovered a new Islamic State sleeper cell, today, while combing through the large town of Saraqib in the northeastern countryside of Idlib.
According to opposition activists in the Idlib province, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham confiscated a large quantity of bombs and explosive belts inside the Islamic State sleeper cell.
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has now dismantled at least two major Islamic State sleeper cells inside the Idlib Governorate over last seven days.
The Islamic State has been wrecking havoc on the Idlib Governorate since their major territorial losses across Syria.
In order to minimize the Islamic State threat in Idlib, HTS and their rebel allies have been conducting security operations to identify and destroy these sleeper cells.