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HTS makes rival jihadis in Syria's Idlib take Sharia courses, give up weapons

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham managed to eliminate the jihadist Jundallah organization, forcing its operatives to hand over their weapons and take Sharia courses.
Syrian fighters attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province.

ALEPPO, Syria — Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which controls Idlib province in northwestern Syria, reached a security settlement agreement with the Jundallah organization, which HTS calls Abu Fatima al-Turki.

According to the settlement that was announced Nov. 7 via Telegram, Jundallah’s operatives must hand over their personal weapons to HTS and undergo a Sharia training course under the supervision of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP). They will be allowed to live as civilians in HTS-controlled areas.

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