After regaining control of Tank Battalion last week, the Islamic Front has completely withdrawn from northern Morek, abandoning all positions after the Syrian Arab Army’s 106th Brigade of the Republican Guard recaptured the Morek-Khan Sheikhoun Road. Initially, the Islamic Front capitalized on the Republican Guard withdrawal from the Tank Battalion after capturing the base, taking up positions they lost days prior; however, earlier today, the 106th Brigade overwhelmed IF fighters and forced the latter to remove all forces in the northern part of the besieged town.
As a result of today’s success for the Republican Guard, the Islamic Front is now surrounded from the north and east. More importantly, the obstruction of the main supply route to the embattled militants, will now force the Islamic Front to rely on other methods to resupply their fighters in the beleaguered city of Morek. The loss of the main supply route to Morek also creates issues for the militants in Kafr Zita and Al-Lataminah, as the SAA continues to press the Islamic Front and Jabhat Al-Nusra in these areas.