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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham leader seeks more popular support in Syria's Idlib

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani has recently visited the Jabal al-Zawiya area in Idlib upon an invitation by locals, to stress his organization’s ongoing support for the town.
Syrians gather at a market as they prepare for the upcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in the war-ravaged town of Ariha in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, Syria, March 31, 2022.

The leader of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Abu Mohammed al-Golani, has recently visited the town of Ariha, which lies on the key M4 highway in the southern countryside of Idlib in northwest Syria, and met with a number of local dignitaries in the town and its affiliated villages in the Jabal al-Zawiya area.

On March 24, Golani appeared in a video recording published by the HTS-affiliated Amjad Media Foundation, wearing an Arab cloak that was offered to him by the locals.

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