February 9, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
IDLIB, Syria – The Syrian Army, led by the elite Tiger Forces, yesterday had almost completely cleared ISIS from the Idlib axis (northern Hama countryside-southern Idlib countryside-southern Aleppo countryside) in northwest Syria, as reported by FRN yesterday.
By the days end, the Syrian Army had liberated 90% of ISIS-held territory on the Idlib axis. However, a night offensive by the terrorist group saw ISIS engulf on a rapid offensive that saw them breakthrough Syrian Army lines and reach territory controlled by rival jihadist groups.
It is expected that with them establishing a front with rival jihadists, that they will attempt to recruit more fighters.
This demonstrates that ISIS are still a force to be reckoned with in this part of Syria, despite only being around 400 strong compared to the thousands of Syrian Army and rival jihadist fighters that they are surrounded by.
Before ISIS conducted their offensive to reach the rival jihadist lines (seen in green in the above map), they launched several suicide attacks in multiple directions to disorientate Syrian Army forces.