Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which controls the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, will open a crossing with government-held areas, several opposition sources reported on November 28.
The crossing will be located in southern Idlib between the government-held town of Saraqib and Sarmin town, which is controlled by HTS.
A Source affiliated with HTS told Jesr Press that the crossing will be open for trading only. People will not be allowed to move between the two regions.
“The materials that will enter through the crossing will be necessary materials, first and foremost medicine,” the source said. “Several materials will be exported from areas controlled by HTS.”
The news led to a backlash against HTS, which was defeated by the Syrian military and its allies in all recent battles in Greater Idlib. Opposition activists are accusing the terrorist group of trading with the regime over the blood of its own fighters.
Earlier this year, HTS made an attempt to open a crossing with government-held territory. However, locals and activists responded with a series of protests that forced the group to cancel its plans. This may happen again.
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