Senior Hayat Tahrir al-Sham commander assassinated in SE Idlib

Abu Abdul Mohsen al-Jazrawi, a senior Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) commander, was assassinated in southeastern Idlib on September 10.

According to opposition activists, gunmen armed with silenced guns stormed the commander’s headquarters in the town of Saraqib. After gunning down his bodyguard, Abu Sufian, the gunmen killed al-Jazrawi with an execution-style shot.

Besides being an HTS commander, Al-Jazrawi, a Saudi citizen, was reportedly a close aide of the terrorist group leader Abu Mohammad al-Julani.

Citing sources in HTS, the Zaman al-Wasl news outlet reported that the assassination was carried out by a cell of ISIS. According to the outlet, at least one of the assailants has been identified.

In the last few months, several foreign terrorists were assassinated in Greater Idlib. The perpetrators of most of these assassinations, remain unknown.