DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – A war of liquidation continues to rip through the jihadi-controlled Idlib province as rival rebel groups exchange accusations.
Abu Bakr al-Masri (aka al-Hajjaj); an Egyptian national who serves as a top military commander in Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, was killed when undefined gunmen opened fire at his vehicle on Saraqib-Idlib highway, south Idlib countryside.
Meanwhile, another Nusra-linked field commander called Abu Islam al-Uzbaki (of Uzbek nationality) was assassinated by the same way while traveling on Yakoubyah road of Jisr al-Shughur countrywide.
Idlib is caught in an endless bloodbath whereby assassinations, roadside bombs and infighting kills and injures scores on a daily basis.
This comes amid reports that the Syrian Army is mulling a full-scale offensive to reclaim the southwestern province of Idlib after concluding southwest Syria attack.