Opposition fighting groups stormed ISIS hideouts in Homs’ northern outskirts after a 48-hour long siege, leaving scores dead and wounded.

Homs Corps, a military faction made up of 8 rebel groups operating in Homs, launched a wide-scale operation against ISIS militants in Al-Dar Al-Kabira, Al-Zafaranah and Talbiseh areas where two high-ranking ISIS commanders, a Tunisian and Iraqi, turned themselves in.

Following the capture of the ancient city of Palmyra on May 20th, ISIS attempted to expand east by taking over a number of towns and villages including Al-Zafaranah, where its commander “Abu Jihad” was killed before his men flee to Palmyra.

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