HTS arrests 4 women on charge of “incitement” in Syria’s Idlib

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, Security Apparatus of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS, formerly al-Nusra Front) arrested four women, ten days after arresting their husbands, on alleged charges of launching an inciting campaign against the HTS on social media in a village north of Idlib, northwest Syria.

A source from the police in the village of Deir Hassan told North Press that a storming took place at about 12 on Monday midnight, arresting four women and accompanying them to the security apparatus’ headquarters 106, where they were stripped of their devices.

The source added that the four security vehicles of the security apparatus, headed by Abu Hamza al-Ansari, participated in the operation.

Ten days ago, the HTS arrested the women’s husbands under the same charge, according to the same source.

Lately, the HTS has launched a number of arrest campaigns against individuals it described as “inciters” in several villages, including the villages of Haranabush, Deir Hassan, Killi, the city of Jisr al-Shughur, and the town of Ariha in the countryside of Idlib, as well as, the town of Termanin in the western countryside of Aleppo.

Various areas in Idlib and Aleppo countryside witnessed protests against arrests carried out by HTS recently.

Reporting by Hani Salem