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Syrian jihadist group expands control in areas outside Idlib

The government run by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib imposed more measures to isolate its areas of influence in northwestern Syria.
Syrian potato farmers prepare the root vegetables for planting near the town of Binnish,  northwestern Idlib province, Syria, Jan. 12, 2021.

ALEPPO, Syria — Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) seems to be running an independent emirate in Idlib by imposing more measures that restrict the movement of goods and individuals.

HTS has been designated a terrorist group by the United States and in UN Security Council resolutions. 

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