DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 15 P.M.) – A fortnight after the two main jihadi groups controlling the southwestern Syrian province of Idlib have signed a ceasefire, an all-out infighting is looming following today’s showdown.
Local activists reported that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militants stationed at a checkpoint south of Saraqib have intercepted a convoy of four trucks for Faylah al-Sham.
HTS militants seized the vehicles which were laden with weapons and ammunitions, and detained Abu Adas; Faylaq’s commander who was leading the convoy.
In response, Faylaq al-Sham gave THS a time limit until midnight to release the convoy and the commander before acting accordingly.
The showdown comes two weeks after HTS and Ahrar al-Sham (a close ally to Faylaq) signed a ceasefire following fierce clashes in north Idlib which killed up to 50 militants from all sides.