ISIS Captures More Villages From Hayat Tahrir al-Sham In Northeastern (Maps)

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ISIS Captures More Villages From Hayat Tahrir al-Sham In Northeastern (Maps)

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On November 24, ISIS fighters captured the villages of Tual Dabaghin, Junah and Suarnah from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the northeastern Hama countryside, according to Syrian oppositions sources.

ISIS fighters launched their attack in northeastern Hama on October 9. On November 23, ISIS expanded their presence, and captured 13 new villages in the area from HTS.

ISIS Captures More Villages From Hayat Tahrir al-Sham In Northeastern (Maps)

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Opposition sources accused the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) of moving ISIS fighters from the eastern Homs countryside to the northeastern Hama countryside. However, these claims were not backed by any evidence.

So far, HTS has done little to counter the ISIS advance in the area. ISIS likely managed to achieve this success thanks to its cells in the HTS-held areas and even inside HTS itself.

Lately HTS deployed dozens of foreign militants to the northeastern Hama countryside to counter the SAA advance. Many of these militants are likely sympathetic to ISIS and may have defected to it. Many fighters of HTS and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Idlib governorate may also defect to ISIS. A similar situation took place in eastern Syrian in 2014.

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  • Daniel Castro

    I find these ISIS gains against HTS highly suspicious…

    • Ivanus59

      No one got hurt in those gains :P It was all done in a friendly manner.

    • Cheryl Brandon

      me too.

  • Hisham Basmouk

    “Buyad as Sffaf” is under SAA control before ISIS advance according to the second map.

  • Barba_Papa

    I find it amazing that people still want to join ISIS. I can understand lone wolf loners here in the West, in their little room watching ISIS propaganda, but you’d think that in Syria the brand ISIS has become synonymous with losing and getting your ass kicked. After all, at the start of the year they controlled half of Syria and large swaths of Iraq. Now only some pieces of worthless desert.

  • gold37

    ISIS are being good lil puppies as they are…..working for the highest bidder. you played a game in Syria and your only way out is by death!