DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:28 A.M.) – Dozens of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militants were ambushed as they were headed to confrontation areas with the Islamic State terrorist group in Al-Huwayis village in Aleppo’s eastern countryside.
The likely perpetrator of this ambush are ISIS loyalists according to opposition sources. Some 31 jihadists from HTS were reportedly killed after ISIS cells killed them from the back lines; dozens were injured.
Rebels suspect that those cells are the remnants of Jund al-Aqsa which did not evacuate to Raqqa. Their ambush was launched from Sinjar village located in the southeastern countryside of Idlib. Soon after the ambush, they dispersed to the realm east of the Hama- Aleppo Highway around the villages of Ma’arrat al-Nu’man, Sinjar, and Abu Al-Duhour.