The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has recently shifted its attention to the rebel stronghold of Mar’e in the Aleppo Governorate’s northern countryside after spending the last two months attempting to repel the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) assault in the eastern part of the province and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) offensive in western Al-Raqqa.

On Thursday morning, the ISIS terrorists stormed the eastern gates of Mar’e, where they were confronted by a large group of militants from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham (largest Islamist/rebel group), the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and Jabhat Al-Shamiyah (Levantine Front).

Much to ISIS’ surprise, the Syrian Democratic Forces and their Kurdish allies from the “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) were not in control of Mar’e; this was because the extremist rebels reneged on the deal to turn over the city to the more moderate rebels.

Not that it mattered much in the end, as ISIS was ultimately repelled by the militants from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jabhat Al-Shamiyah, and the Free Syrian Army, who were tasked with protecting Mar’e.

However, the surprise assault by the ISIS combatants revealed the terrorist group’s intentions to capitalize on the wounded rebel defenses by attacking their vulnerable sites in northern Aleppo.

 

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marr lianhna
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marr lianhna

whats a drama..MIT turkey need to show the world that rebel forces ability to repel ISIS attack..

marr lianhna
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marr lianhna

why turkey shells SDF in nothern aleppo while protecting ISIS at jarabulus to dabiq ???? Turkey makes syria a mess

Arben Puta
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Arben Puta

they didn’t renew the offensive they have expoded them self to the russian and syrian army,kabumba kabumba soon and all over they will be joying their mate in h**l too.

Zafer Abokerch
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Zafer Abokerch

Let me control the media and I will turn any nation into a herd of pigs……Propaganda minister Goebbels 1. Regime = Syrian legitimate Govt 2. Brutal Dictator Assad = Syrian legitimate President Bashar Al Assad 3. Regime forces = Syrian National Army 4. Regime loyalists = Syrian civilians defending their villages 5. Regime supporters = All non jihadist Syrian citizens 6. Moderate opposition = terrorists who kill Syrians for regime change 7. Rebels = Saudi Arabia and Western backed terrorists 8. Activists = One man based in the UK who is an ex convict in Syria 9. Pro Regime militia… Read more »

CaptainGinyu
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CaptainGinyu

Syria before rebellion=peaceful
Syria after/during rebellion=h**l on earth
Simple enough

Peralvillo Garduña
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Peralvillo Garduña

Permita lo Dios, y no se salve, ni uno de esos asesinos del daesh!