Militant-affiliated websites disclosed that a fresh wave of defections has been reported among the foreign members of Tahrir al-Sham, known as al-Turkistani Party.
The websites further said that Abu Mohammad Mansour, one of the commanders of al-Turkistani, has seized leadership of the terrorist group in a coup against al-Turkistani’s former commander Abu Ibrahim.
In the meantime, a large number of terrorists were killed in heavy fighting between ISIL and Horas al-Din along a road to the village of Hafsarja in Northwestern Idlib.
Field sources said that 220 terrorists, including 144 Syrians affiliated to Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at and other groups, have been killed in Idlib province since April 26.
Local sources said on Sunday that tens of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at terrorists were killed in a fresh round of clashes with rival groups and also in assassination operations in Idlib province.
The sources said that the ISIL attacked one of the positions of Tahrir al-Sham East of the town of Saraqib in Idlib province, killing all the 12 militants in the position, including three Uzbek, Chechen and Turk fighters.
In the meantime, a number of Tahrir terrorists were killed in a roadside bomb blast near the town of al-Dana in Northern Idlib.
Also, a Turkish member of Tahrir was gunned down by unknown attackers in farms West of Idlib city.
Meanwhile, a bomb blast near al-Abrar mosque in Idlib city killed and wounded number of Tahrir terrorists.