10 April 2020

Leak Reveals Jihadists’ Weakening Grip in Syria’s Idlib

warontherocks.com

For more than two years, a Syrian jihadist group and neighboring Turkey have had a sort of murky accommodation, as each has sought to safeguard a rebel-held Syrian enclave harboring millions of civilians. Now, by the private admission of one of that group’s leading figures, that understanding has been unbalanced. The fate of this corner of Syria — and its multitudes of civilians — may depend on what each side does next.Jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claims it used to be able to [...]