There is a strengthening of terrorists in Syria

It is not still calm on the long-suffering land of Syria. It became known that jihadists of the terrorist group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” (HTS), the successor to “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” strengthens its position and tightens the provisions to the de-escalation zone in the Syrian province of Idlib. This, at a weekly briefing, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Zakharova said that the militants of HTS not only build up forces on the frontline with the Syrian military, but attack the nearby settlements everyday. This mean that there is a regular bloodshed of civilians.
It should be noted that most recently, in mid-January 2019, the HTS reported that it supports Ankara’s plans for the Turkish army to conduct a military operation in Syria. This was their response to the statement of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who in December 2018 announced a military operation against the Kurds. But Idlib and the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates are situated in different areas? However, coordination between the HTS and the Turkish military is quite possible.
We remind that Idlib is the last major region of Syria, which is under the control of illegal armed groups. Since 2017, there is a de-escalation zone where the official Damascus moved militants from other regions of the country, collecting them in one place in different ways. Some of them were squeezed out by military force, and some of them politely, with the help of persuasion and negotiation, were transported by whole families on buses. So a variety of “opposition” and “moderate” terrorists are gathered in Idlib, although the most powerful, indeed, is HTS, which controls most of the territory and well-entrenched.

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