The newly-formed Hay’at Tahrir al Sham engaged in fierce clashes with other rival groups in Southern Idlib again.
Clashes erupted between the militant groups of Ahrar al Sham and Hay’at Tahrir al Sham in Saraqib town after one of Ahrar al Sham regiments announced that defection to Hay’at Tahrir al Sham. The faction that defected played a crucial role in Ahrar al Sham as they manufactured weapons. Another group of Ahrar al Sham tried to prevent this regiment from taking any weapons or ammunition with them. This led to clashes between the two rival factions, as well as other Tahrir al Sham’s fighters in the area. Several injuries were inflicted on both sides and each side arrested some of the opposing group members.