Idlib (Syria News) Latest news on Islamic State: The Islamic State group has reached the administrative borders of Idlib Province, after capturing several headquarters belonging to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the eastern countryside of Hama, Enab Baladi reported on Saturday.
The media outlet pointed out that the Islamic State has captured the villages of Hawayes, Ibn Hadib, Kal’at al-Hawayes, Hawayes Umm al-Jurn and al-Hawayes mount, after fierce battles against Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militia; however, HTS did not issue any statement regarding the advance of the Islamic State.
The advance of the Islamic State came after capturing the villages of Abu Ajwa, Abu Haya, Rasm al-Ahmar, Rasm al-Karasy, Abu Khanadek and Anbaz, after other clashes with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham last Thursday.
The Islamic State also tightened its grip on dozens of villages, including: Anik Bajera, Tawtah, Hajilah, Abu Hereej, Ebian and Abu Meraw, in addition to the towns of Abu Khanadek, al-Samiriya, al-Jadida, al-Wasita, al-Madabe’, Abu Kosour, al-Shalaw, Sorouj, Tulihan, Ma’saran, al-Jagafy, Tawal Dabagheen, Janat al-Sawarna and other villages near the borders of Idlib.
It is noteworthy that the Islamic State movements are coinciding with the attempts of Assad forces to advance into the area from Hama. The military operations are backed by intensive air raids carried out the Russian Aviation, especially on al-Rahjan area that suffered more than 30 air strikes.
Source : Syria News