On Thursday morning in the Aleppo Governorate’s northern countryside, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) continued their massive offensive to seize the imperative border-crossing from the rebel stronghold of ‘Azaz to Turkey, striking the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jabhat Al-Shamiyah (Levantine Front), and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) at several villages.
ISIS was successful in northern Aleppo the day before, seizing the village of Kafrah from the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Shamiyah before they advanced to Baraghitah and Sheikh Reeh.
Unfortunately for the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jabhat Al-Shamiyah, and the Free Syrian Army, ISIS was only beginning on Wednesday – the terrorist grous’s massive assault would follow the next day, when they seized two more villages near the Turkish border within the Aleppo Governorate.
With ISIS only a few kilometers away from the strategic city of ‘Azaz, the forces loyal to the Turkish-backed Syrian Opposition are in serious trouble as they continue to fight two different forces on two different flanks.
This whole debacle began when the Turkish-backed Islamist rebels declared war on the U.S. backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) in northern Aleppo; this was then followed by a war between the Islamist rebels and ISIS.