BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The Islamic State terrorist group has suffered major losses among its ranks during recent clashes against the Syrian Arab Army in the southeastern countryside of Idlib province.
On Saturday, a short but very bloody battle took place between between elite troops of the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces Division and Islamic State militants just north of the town of Abu Daleh in southeast Idlib province.
For ISIS – desperately attempting to expand its foothold in southeast Idlib – the battle was a total disaster. Not only did the terrorist group fail to capture Abu Daleh or any other nearby villages, but it also lost dozens of fighters – some sources say as high as 50.
Initially, pro-army sources spread several pictures of the aftermath of the battle which showed many ISIS corpses. Since then however, video footage has been released that depicts in greater detail the extent to which the terrorist group suffered losses.