BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The jihadist war taking place between the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham rebel group continued along the Idlib-Hama axis on Friday.
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham led the attack on Friday, storming the Islamic State’s positions at the large hilltop of Tal Zaabaq.
The jihadist rebel group managed to breakthrough the Islamic State’s positions at Tal Zaabaq, capturing the entire hilltop after a fierce battle.
According to HTS’ media wing, the jihadist rebel group killed more than five Islamic State terrorists during the attack on Tal Zaabaq.
ISIS and HTS have been at war along the Hama-Idlib axis for nearly two months now, as the former attempts to carve out a small ‘caliphate’ in this region.