Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Syrian Liberation Front exchange prisoners south of Idlib

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 27 أبريل، 2018 11:23:34 م خبر عسكري جبهة تحرير سوريا

Idlib - SMART

On Friday, the Syrian Liberation Front and the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) exchanged prisoners south of Idlib, Northern Syria, as part of the ceasefire agreement between them.

The HTS is an opposition group previously known as al-Nusra Front, consisting of fighting groups including the Haqq Brigade, Jabhat Ansar al-Deen, and Jaysh al-Sunnah.

The Syrian Liberation Front is an opposition group formed by the two Sunni Islamist groups Ahrar al-Sham and the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement. HTS is the main rival of the Syrian Liberation Front in Northwestern Syria.

A spokesman for the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, who prefered not to be named, told SMART that 21 Syrian Liberation Front fighters and 26 HTS fighters were exchanged. The spokesman noted that the exchange operation took place near the village of Hazarin (38 kilometers south of Idlib city).

The spokesman added that further prisoners will be released by the two parties in the coming days. He did not mention the number of prisoners.

On Apr. 24,  the HTS reached a permanent ceasefire agreement with the Syrian Liberation Front and the Suqour al-Sham Brigades in Northern Syria. The agreement includes that the controlled areas of each party should remain as they are. There will be no more arrests, and all detainees should be released according to scheduled dates. Roadblocks and checkpoints should also be removed.

The HTS and Syrian Liberation Front have been clashing in the Aleppo and Idlib countrysides since February, killing and injuring civilians, in addition blocking traffic and trade. Many civilians protested against the HTS, demanding to neutralize cities and towns from the infighting.

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