FSA groups on Sunday announced they have ousted ISIS from the border area securing a 90 km corridor along the Syria-Turkey border. The FSA took charge of the frontier between Azaz and Jarablus after seizing 20 villages from the extremist group.
FSA fighters said they ousted ISIS militants from the villages of Bab Leimon, Salsalah, Khaliliya, Haj Wali, Tal Asad, Ghanameh, Sweida and Alboraniya after they have launched the second stage of Operation Shield of the Euphrates offensive. Activists said that many ISIS militants have been killed and injured in the clashes with the FSA.
“From Azaz to Jarablus; an area of around 91 kilometers of our border has been completely secured. All the terrorist organizations are pushed back, they are gone,” Yildirim said, speaking at a dinner with non-government organizations in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.
The FSA groups said they are preparing to advance on the town of Albab, ISIS’s last stronghold in northern Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)