The militants of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) started a wide-scale campaign to crackdown on ISIL sleeper cells across Idlib province and attested 100 ISIL members.
According to the Al-Qaeda group’s official media wing, large convoys of fighters stormed various towns and villages where ISIL sleeper cells were believed to be in Idlib province.
Tahrir al-Sham further confirmed that its forces arrested 100 gunmen on charges of affiliation to ISIL in Idlib and its countryside.
News websites affiliated to the Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at reported heightened public discontent among the people residing in Idlib.
According to Aba news website, the security situation in Idlib is tense and people are living in chaos and horror in the province.
“The checkpoints where the cars are inspected are disordered and chaotic and the terrorist groups have lost their unity, leading to increased feeling of insecurity among people,” it added.
“The people in Idlib are highly angry at the awful security situation in the city and they are almost every day witnessing blasts; that’s why they call Idlib city as a mine field,” the website reported.