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HTS arrests members of little-known Syrian group behind attacks against Turkish army in Idlib

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham announced that it arrested most members of the Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Brigade, a small, little-known jihadist group that is hostile to HTS and has repeatedly targeted Turkish forces in Idlib.
Members of Syria's top jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.
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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s (HTS) General Security Service announced the arrest of most members of the Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Brigade, which it accuses of being behind a series of bombings that targeted civilians and military personnel in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.

In a statement published on July 6, the General Security Service said those members were arrested on charges of carrying out several security operations, including the attack on al-Mutlaq checkpoint in Idlib in January 2021 and the detonation of an explosive device near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey targeting Turkish army forces in May 2021.

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