Over the past 72 hours, fighters loyal to the Islamic State have recaptured the villages of Jariz, Yahmoul, Al-Faydiyah, Shaikh Rih and Tall al-Hisn from rebels in northern Aleppo.

Meanwhile, several Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in the region have pledged their allegiance to Jaish al-Mujahedeen in attempt to unify rebel groups against ISIS.

For the past two months, northern Aleppo has seen remarkably many offensives and retreats on both sides with the frontline waving back in forth.

Nevertheless, just one village now splits ISIS forces from reaching the Azaz border city – arguably the most important stronghold for Islamist rebels along the Turkish border.

Although Syrian rebels are supported by coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery units, their forces seem unable to gain the upper hand on the Islamic State.

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daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Why do I feel that Azaz will soon be YPG?

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Laura Green

Al Masdar, about what kind of REBELS are you talking about ?

John McCain’s “Moderate Rebels” in Syria are ISIS terrorists —- http://www.globalresearch.ca/truth-revealed-mccains-moderate-rebels-in-syria-are-isis/5426535

Marisol Grajales
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Marisol Grajales

Should kill these demons among them as they are from the same litter, the two groups are terrorists there is no difference …

Jonathan Richer
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Jonathan Richer

Than let them kill each other

Marisol Grajales
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Marisol Grajales

friend ….JONATHAN RICHER…I think whoever rebels against the government based violence and killing civilians with acts of terrorism are just terrorists, it would be great to kill each other between these groups to make faster the majestic country of Syria, civilians and the President of Syria to live in peace and harmony, you can not live with maniacal murderers … because no country deserves to live under the fear of such cruel acts of barbarity as all terrorist groups and appoint them moderate …

andy
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andy

yes appointed this head chopper moderate’s by SUPER POWER’S PRESIDENT “OBAMA”

James Teague
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James Teague

So Turkey FSA militias were gobbled?

James Teague
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James Teague

@JulianRoepcke Sorry Julian if these were your guys who lost to IS. Turkey is much better at killing its Kurds.

amin dada
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amin dada

@lazmaz22 ISIS counter offensive footage https://t.co/AxQ6QORUPL