THREE-WAY BATTLES IN SYRIA: As Syrian Army battles jihadists in Idlib, ISIS joins the fray and battles both


January 12, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

IDLIB, Syria – As the battle between Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra and the Syrian Army wages on the Idlib Axis (Southern Idlib Countryside-Northern Hama Countryside-Southern Aleppo Countryside), ISIS has joined the fray by attacking both.

ISIS began their assault by capturing several towns this week from the Al-Nusra Front as the latter struggles to contain the Syrian Army offensive on the Idlib axis.

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This offensive by ISIS has meant that the terrorist group has launched attacks against pro-government forces near the Abu Dhuhour military airbase as the Syrian Army struggles to liberate the surrounding area from the Al-Nusra Front.

This ISIS offensive has meant that the Syrian Army has had to relocate its troops from its front with Al-Nusra to a front with ISIS. It is unlikely to significantly weaken the Syrian Army’s efforts, but it is a pestering annoyance that must eventually be confronted with full force.

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