Turkish intelligence arrests members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham; Syrian Democratic Forces arrest ISIS leader

RAQQA, Syria — A former lawyer and judge now members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Al-Nusra Front) were arrested by Turkish intelligence in Holeb (Aleppo), Syria, because they criticized the Turkish occupation policies.

According to recent reports, the two individuals were arrested without warning, and were taken to an unknown destination.

Local sources disclosed that the detained lawyer had posted a video on his social media platform, where he discussed the alleged crimes committed by Turkish border guards. Such accusations against Turkish forces have not been uncommon.

In another incident, Turkish violence persisted in the vicinity of Raqqa, with the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) employing heavy weaponry to shell Ayn Issa. Details regarding casualties and material losses are yet to be reported, but some media outlets have suggested the death of a leader from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the attacks.

Meanwhile, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) of North and East Syria successfully apprehended an ISIS leader in Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) with valuable support from the U.S.-led International Coalition. During the operation, authorities discovered a substantial arsenal of weapons, ammunition, and other military equipment.

The captured ISIS terrorist has been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further investigation.

These events reflect the ongoing tensions and complexities in the region, emphasizing the importance of addressing human rights concerns and fostering cooperation among different parties for lasting peace and stability.