BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham carried out new executions in northern Syria recently after launching a large-scale security operation to capture Syrian government sympathizers and Islamic State (ISIS) members.
According to the official media wing of HTS, their fighters executed five suspected members of the Islamic State that were captured in the western countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.
Among the suspected Islamic State fighters executed by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham recently were two field commanders that operated a sleeper cell in western Aleppo.
These Islamic State members were reportedly captured by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham two weeks ago; they were later found guilty by HTS’ courts before their execution.
As shown in the photos below, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham executed the five Islamic State members in an undisclosed location in western Aleppo:
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has been trying to crackdown on these Islamic State sleeper cells recently after several of their commanders were executed by the aforementioned terrorist group in the Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
With the recent demilitarized zone agreement in Idlib, it is not clear whether or not this will have any significant affect on the remaining jihadist groups in the province, including Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.