In the biggest and swiftest progress against ISIS in northern rural Aleppo so far, the Free Syrian Army and mainstream rebel groups have pushed militants of the extremist organization out of several villages and towns along the Turkish border on Monday.
The rebel forces, composedly mainly of the FSA groups, captured the villages of Khurba, Bighidin, Kamaliya, Yeniyaban, Karaqobri, Karacoz, Khalfitli, Dodiyan, Tal Battal, Ahmadiya, Tata Hommos, Tal Shair, Qasajik, and Shaheen farmlands.
ISIS fighters retreated to the strategic town of Raa’i after suffering heavy losses during the clashes with rebel fighters.
Meanwhile in Dara’a province, the FSA groups expelled ISIS-affiliated militants from Jelein checkpoint and Jelein housings, the town of Jelein, Sheikh Sa’ad, Taira, the tanks battalion, Battalion 26, and Mzeira’a in western rural Dara’a after intense clashes that lasted for a few days. The FSA fighters captured the Nawa-Muzeireeb road, paving the way for lifting the siege ISIS-affiliated militants impose on the town of Hait.
Ten days ago, the FSA groups launched a big offensive against the two factions affiliated with ISIS, namely Shuhadaa al-Yarmouk Brigade and Al-Muthanna Movement who control a number of villages and towns in western rural Dara’a. (Source: Syrian Coalition)