BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:23 P.M.) – Hundreds of Islamic State fighters have burst into rebel-held areas of Idlib province after the Syrian Arab Army, heavily focused on securing the terrorist group’s last stronghold in Hama, left its western flank exposed to a desperate break-out assault by jihadist militants.

On Friday morning, hundreds of ISIS militants trapped in the stronghold town of Suruj in Hama province conducted a sudden blitz assault west of the town.

Concentrating enough forces, taking advantage of having total surprise and fighting desperately to avoid annihilation, ISIS managed to blitz its way through over a dozen government-held villages, reaching rebel lines in southeast Idlib.

Although surprised by the attack against its western flank, the Syrian Army completed its original objective of seizing Suruj and the last villages near the fortress town after ISIS totally abandoned the area in its all-out push towards rebel-held Idlib.

According to EMN News, claiming to quote an inside ISIS source, the break-out battle between the terrorist group and the Syrian Army was ‘brutal,’ resulting in the deaths of dozens of troops.

Updates to follow.

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samculpak

Not a word I believe of that. They let them out.

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You beat me to it.

I think they gave the game away in stating “left its western flank exposed to a desperate break-out assault by jihadist militants”…which brought a smile and a chuckle.

Can you even imagine it ?.

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Stern Daler

Yes. That is the normal thing to do. You do not corner totally. But let them have a costly escape.

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Floriangeyer

” Concentrating enough forces, taking advantage of having total surprise”

Although it’s easy to say from far away that this breakout was very likely to be attempted, there surely should have been more robust defensive measures to prevent this exodus of US Terrorists ?

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I hate to say this, but it seems there was an agreement.

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“agreement” by getting dozens of SAA soldiers die?!! are you serious?

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Cyriak Papasissis

Ιt happened once again in the past , when the remnants of the ISIS contingent from the pocket in Uqayrbat found themselves by teleportation in SE Idlib. Probably a clever tactic of the SAA ??? Having a force with bona fide Islamic credentials fight the HTS , and dissolve the resistance??

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Karel Vd Geest

Operation flying carpet.