The Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” – in cooperation with Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jaysh Al-Muhajireen, and Ajnad Al-Sham – captured the predominately Alawi village of Ishtabraq in southern Jisr Al-Shughour after three days of fierce firefights in the surrounding area.

Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allies originally captured the village of Ishtabraq during their capture of Jisr Al-Shughour; however, they lost the area during a brief Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive on Monday.

When the Al-Qaeda affiliate originally took the village of Ishtabraq, they reportedly executed 54 civilians, while the status of another 65 villagers was unknown; this report was confirmed by the villagers who escaped this area before the Al-Qaeda militants entered and they were later interviewed by Sham FM News.

At Musbeen, the Al-Qaeda affiliates were able to capture the Quarries to the north after a brief firefight with a small contingent of 14 soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army’s 87th Brigade; the latter would withdrawal to the village of Musbeen in order to regroup and protect the frontlines.

According to a source from SAA, the Musbin Quarries is currently under Al-Qaeda control; however, the hill and the village are still under the 87th Brigade’s control, despite claims of its captureby Opposition social media activists.

For the fourth straight day, the militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham attempted to infiltrate into the Jisr Al-Shughour National Hospital, where some 120 SAA soldiers from the 87th Brigade are currently entrenched this attack was repelled for the fourth time by the SAA.

The soldiers inside the Jisr Al-Shughour National Hospital reported to a military source that they have refused all calls to surrender and will not put down their arms – they are currently well-armed and possess an escape route if they wish to withdraw from the medical facility.

ALSO READ  Syrian Army storms last hills under ISIS control in southern Syria

As the Al-Qaeda affiliates march towards the cities of Al-Mastouma and Ariha, they continue lose hundreds of militants along the way; this has been true in a number of areas, where the Islamist fighters attempt to overrun the SAA’s positions by sheer manpower, despite the significant loss of life.

In the last 24 hours near Jisr Al-Shughour, the SAA was able to identify the following enemy combatants that were killed during the firefights: Abdel-Rahman Al-Miteeri (AKA “Abu Usama Al-Jazrawi” – the Saudi leader of Al-Nusra), Abdullah Nassar (Field Commander of Al-Nusra), Firaas Al-Fakhouri, “Abu ‘Amir Al-Shaami”, ‘Uday Al-‘Abdo (Iraqi), ‘Abbas Saleh Nasser, Ahmad ‘Aamer (“Abu Bakr Al-Shamseeni”), Mohammad Majd Al-Moqdad, “Abu Jindal Al-Homsi”, “Abu Jindal Al-Jazrawi” (Saudi Al-Nusra leader), Mohammad Khayr Al-Rastan, ‘Uday Mohammad AL-Tayasini, “Abu Khattab Al-Taybaani”, Abdel-Kareem Al-Nasser, and Abdel-Rahman Al-Houri.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
trackback
Deutsche Krankenwagen, Spenden für Al_Kaida in Idlib – Brick Factory (Qarmeed Camp) | Urs1798's Weblog

[…]  Complete Field Report from Jisr Al-Shughour: “…When the Al-Qaeda affiliate originally took the village of Ishtabraq, they reportedly executed 54 civilians, while the status of another 65 villagers was unknown; this report was confirmed by the villagers who escaped this area before the Al-Qaeda militants entered and they were later interviewed by Sham FM News….” Laut wikimapia ein alawitisches Dorf   http://wikimapia.org/#lang=de&lat=35.791048&lon=36.295652&z=15&m=b&search=%20Ishtabraq#lang=de&lat=35.791048&lon=36.295652&z=15&m=b&show=/25667486/Ishtabraq&search=%20Ishtabraq In den Ort eingefallen sind unteranderem die “Ansar al Deen”-Terroristen: http://al-akhbar.com/node/231746 Video Sham Fm: Ishtabraq […]

trackback
Complete Field Report from Jisr Al-Shughour | Piazza della Carina

[…] BY LEITH FADEL APRIL 29, 2015 […]

Vittorio Baldi
Guest
Vittorio Baldi

I’m with you: Pride and Glory for SAA and Hezbollah

James Padgett
Guest
James Padgett

Amen! Answers to our prayers – and such great work by the SAA, NDF, SAAF.

trackback
Massaker an den Einwohnern eines alawitischen Dorfes durch Ansar al Dine und ihnen nahestehende Terrorgruppen.#Ishtabraq #Idlib | Urs1798's Weblog

[…]  Complete Field Report from Jisr Al-Shughour: “…When the Al-Qaeda affiliate originally took the village of Ishtabraq, they reportedly executed 54 civilians, while the status of another 65 villagers was unknown; this report was confirmed by the villagers who escaped this area before the Al-Qaeda militants entered and they were later interviewed by Sham FM News….” In den Ort eingefallen sind unter anderem die “Ansar al Deen”-Terroristen: Bei diesem Bild schrieben sie in etwa, das erste mal seit vierzig Jahren haben wieder Muslime in dem Ort gebetet. Je nach Twitterer waren die Texte verschieden. Ich denke da eher an Massenmörder welche… Read more »