المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS loses about 50 members in the southeastern countryside of Idlib in a violent attack against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and in clashes against the regime forces and their allies

Idlib Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the southeastern countryside of Hama witnesses violent clashes since dawn of Saturday the 10th of February 2018, and the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: violent clashes took place between members of the “Islamic State” organization who arrived to the area yesterday through a corridor granted to them the regime forces, against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and the rebel and Islamic factions, accompanied by intense exchange of artillery and missile shelling between both parties, this attack was started by a violent and massive attack by the Organization in an attempt to expand its control, while reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham had strengthened its positions in the area, to prevent the organization from advancing, and the violent clashes caused significant casualties in the ranks of both parties, where 6 fighters at least of the factions and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham were killed, and 15 members at least of the Organization were killed in the clashes which were concentrated in the vicinity of Umm al-Khalakhil area in the southeastern countryside of Idlib.

And with more casualties, it rose to 47 at least, the number of members of the “Islamic State” Organization who were killed in the past few hours in the southeastern countryside of Idlib, they are 15 members were killed in clashes against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and the factions, and 32 were killed in clashes against the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, where the Syrian observatory published hours ago that after the loss of more than 80 villages by the “Islamic State” organization in the besieged enclave in Idlib and Hama provinces, and its withdrawal of it to be controlled by the regime forces with their allies in exchange of granting ISIS a corridor to the southeastern section of Idlib province, and after series of clashes against Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and the working factions of Idlib countryside, a group of “Islamic State” organization clashed with the regime forces during its arrival to the southeastern countryside of Idlib and after its withdrawal from the northeastern and southern countryside of Aleppo, to the clash with the regime forces and its allies in the southeastern sector adjacent to the areas in which ISIS has rearranged its ranks, where a group of ISIS attacked the regime forces in places between ISIS-controlled area and the strategic area of Abu Dali (for the regime).

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several reliable sources that the violent clashes, shelling and exchange of targeting in the clashes between the “Islamic State” group and members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them; have caused significant casualties in the ranks of the Organization, where 32 members of the organization at least were killed and others were injured, amid information about more human casualties in its ranks, in addition to information about human losses in the ranks of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them.

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