How Zawahiri's death affects Syrian opposition factions
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham did not issue an official statement regarding Ayman al-Zawahiri’s death, although some if the group's leaders expressed condolences on Telegram.
A frame grab from a videotape aired Aug. 5, 2006, on the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television network shows al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri at an undisclosed place and time. - AFP via Getty Images
The US killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri by drone strike in Afghanistan has evoked expressions of support in areas of Syria's Idlib province under the control of the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS).