Syria—HTS Cements Control Of Idlib Province With Cease-Fire Deal

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights | 01/10/2019

The largest jihadist group in Syria has solidified its influence in a cease-fire with rival rebel groups, reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based watchdog group.  On Thursday, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) reached an agreement with the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF), according to an HTS news site.  In addition to a cease-fire, it included a prisoner swap and removing all trenches dug by the two sides.  The move puts virtually all of Idlib province...

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