DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:00 A.M.) – A couple videos have emerged showing Al-Qaeda’s assault troops battling it out with rival ISIS elements in the northeastern countryside of Hama.
Footage released by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) shows the jihadist faction transporting and deploying heavy armor to the rural region amid a wider campaign to defeat barely 100 ISIS fighters that have set up camp on the northern outskirts of the M42 Highway.
The second video shows HTS belligerents during their recent recapture of Al-Shakousyah town. This footage notably shows a couple slain Islamic State combattants and a tank captured from ISIS. Viewer discretion is advised:
Despite facing the full onslaught and military might of HTS’ Idlib-based forces, ISIS still controls a handful of villages in the region that are expected to be targeted by Al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise branch in the coming days.
A nation-wide interactive map of the region can be found here.