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Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group advances in Syria

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

An Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group Hay'at Tahir al-Sham (HTS) is advancing in the northern province of Idlib, taking control from Turkish-backed groups connected to the (NLF).

According to Fox News, the objective of the group which is also known as the "Organization for the Liberation of the Levant," is dominating as much territory as possible before the talks between and Turkey, aimed at bringing an end to the almost eight-year

Recently, the HTS captured the strategically important town of that is close to two of Syria's main highways.

quoted and International Studies (CSIS) stating that the extremist group was initially formed at the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011 and has since remained a dangerous opposition force.

HTS was also added to the Department of State Foreign Terrorist designation as it is associated with al- Qaeda affiliate,

The group is considered to be anti-Iran, anti-US, anti-and also anti-Assad regime in

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 05:50 IST