BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Islamic State (IS) has suffered big losses in several parts of Syria and Iraq recently, leaving only a number of small pockets left under the terrorist group’s control.
However, the one place where the Islamic State is achieving a level of success is the Hama-Idlib axis.
IS has managed to capture at least a dozen towns from the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham terrorist group at the Hama-Idlib axis, giving them control of approximately 85 square kilometers of territory in these provinces.
In addition to this advance, the Islamic State has also managed to kill several HTS fighters, including an estimated 50 rebel fighters in the 48 hours, as reported by the terrorist group’s media wing.
Since they are unable to gain ground against the Syrian Army, IS has shifted their attention to the HTS held areas in a bid to reestablish a strong presence inside the Idlib Governorate.
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