The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) have captured two more towns on the fringes of Aleppo City, while the Islamist rebels from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jabhat Al-Shamiyah (Levantine Front) retreat west in order to evade losing anymore fighters to this terrorist group on Wednesday morning.
Earlier today, the terrorist group launched a powerful assault on the Islamist rebel positions inside Tal Jibeen and Ahras, killing a number of the aforementioned combatants and seizing their weapons before they imposed full control over these two towns in the Aleppo Governorate’s northern countryside.
With ISIS in control of Tal Jibeen and Ahras, the terrorist group has widened its control along the provincial capital’s border, further threatening to enter the Syrian economic capital in the north; however, this will not be an easy task for the terrorist group, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have conducted their own offensive to recapture territory the Islamist rebels lost to ISIS.
Recently, the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces have captured a number of sites under the control of ISIS in northern Syria; this is likely in response to the serious threat posed by the terrorist group at the Sheikh Najjar Industrial District – ISIS surrounds it from two different flanks (east and north).
The Islamist rebel retreat from the Aleppo Infantry Academy has put the entire provincial capital in danger of an ISIS attack; it is now up to the Syrian Arab Army to thwart this assault.