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NLF declares state of public alert against HTS as clashes expand in Northern Syria

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Rose Kajo
Publication date: 2019/01/02 19:06


Local and field updates:


On Wednesday, the clashes between the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the National Liberation Front (NLF) expanded to include the eastern and southern of Idlib, after starting in the countryside of Western Aleppo.

On Wednesday, the NLF declared the state of public alert to confront the HTS in the governorates of Idlib and Aleppo, Northern Syria.

The factions of the NLF advanced in several areas south and east Idlib, after clashes with the HTS, no information was reported about the losses of the parties.

The HTS seized the city of Darat Izzah and the village of Kafrsin west of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

On Wednesday, the HTS clashed with the NLF in the village of Khan Assal, 10 kilometers west of Aleppo, Northern Syria, wounding civilians.

The HTS clashed with the NLF in the village of Takad, 23 kilometers west of Aleppo, Northern Syria, wounding four civilians from one family.

NLF part of the FSA clashed with the HTS in the city of Darat Izzah, 25 kilometers west of Aleppo,  Northern Syria. The clashes killed eight fighters of the NLF.

On Wednesday, Activists and civilians accused the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) of the execution of eight fighters of the National Liberation Front (NLF)  in Jamyaat al-Saadia, near the town of Urum al-Kubra, 20 kilometers in western Aleppo, Northern Syria. The HTS denied the charges.

On Wednesday, a landmine exploded from the remnants of the IS in the village of al-Asadiya, 7 kilometers north of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria, wounding a civilian.

On Wednesday, People’s Protection Units arrested 12 internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Deir al-Zor province in the al-Raqqa governorate, Northeastern Syria.

A bread crisis strikes the city of Aleppo, which is controlled by the Syrian government forces in Northern Syria, due to low production and increased demand, causing bread prices to increase in the black market.

Residents of the Deir al-Zor governorate, which is controlled by the Syrian government forces complain about the Syrian government forces’ procrastination of transporting bodies previously buried in public parks to cemeteries.


On Wednesday, thieves killed a foreign currency dealer in the village of Diban, 50 kilometers east of Deir al-Zor, Eastern Syria.

On Wednesday, the Syrian Human Rights Network  (SHRN) documented that 976 detainees died under torture in Syria in 2018. The Syrian government forces killed most of them.


Political and international updates:

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the latest developments in the Syrian crisis.