A Syrian war monitor and a news agency of an al-Qaida-linked group say militants have shot dead eight men suspected of being members of ISIS group a day after a suicide bombing killed seven people in a restaurant in northwestern Syria.
Friday's explosion in Idlib was the latest in a string of bombings in the city where lawlessness is rampant. Idlib is the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, controlled by the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, HTS, or Levant Liberation Committee.
The HTS-linked Ibaa news agency said HTS members shot dead members of ISIS sleepers cells on Saturday, in front of the restaurant where the attack occurred.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the shootings outside the restaurant.