Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group advances in Syria
Recently, the HTS captured the strategically important town of Darat Izza that is close to two of Syria's main highways.
Fox News quoted Center for Strategic 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 United States Department of State Foreign Terrorist designation as it is associated with al- Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra.
The group is considered to be anti-Iran, anti-US, anti-Russia and also anti-Assad regime in Syria.