Military Map of Militant Groups in Northwest of Syria, 7 January 2019

Tuesday, 8 January 2019 - 07:24

After Nour al-Din al-Zenki militants defeat (subgroup of National Front for Liberation) by Hayat Tahrir Al Sham in west of Aleppo and Tahrir Al Sham advances in other parts of Idlib, Tahrir Al Sham has about 60% of occupied lands in northwest of Syria.

Hayat Tahrir Al Sham(formerly Al Nusrah Front,the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) stated he does not intend to enter the areas under the control of the Turkish Army in the Afrin area.

On the other hand there are news that Hayat Tahrir Al Sham HTS amassed its troops to capture Maarat Al Nu’man and Ariha but no engagement has started yet.


Power and influence of Hayat Tahrir Al Sham HTS in northwest of Syria is increasing that some subgroups of National Front for Liberation NFL stated they will not confront HTS militants.
From the beginning of engagements on 1 January many of militant groups have either avoided confronting Tahrir Al Sham or joined it.

That is one of the reasons for Hayat Tahrir Al Sham rapid advances in western countryside of Aleppo.


On the map, the latest situation of militant groups in northwest Syria are shown;

Black: Hayat Tahrir Al Sham HTS (formerly Al Nusrah Front), about 55%.
Green: National Front for Liberation NFL (militant coalition in northwest of Syria), about 38%.
White: Jaish Al Izzah, about 4%.
Gray: Turkistan Islamic Party TIP, about 3%.


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