ISIS had captured two towns of Soran and Izaz north of Aleppo as heavy confrontations are still ongoing with Syrian opposition including the Syria’s Al Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front, according to Orient-news.net, an opposition media.
ISIS fighters are launching shelling towards opposition-held Mare city in the north of Aleppo after taking control of the previous two cities. A woman with her five children were killed in Mare due to the mortar shellings on Monday, as activists reported on social media.
After the significant gains in Idlib and capturing the province completely the Syrian opposition was preparing to capture the city of Aleppo from the regime forces. The rebels did not expect ISIS to intervene in Aleppo scene, as Al Muhaisen, the top ideological leader of the Nusra Front in Syria said via his Twitter account.
He said: “Had it not been for ISIS, Syrians will be in Ramadan month in Qardaha.” Qardaha is the hometown of the Syrian President Bashar al Assad and it is one of the main regime strongholds in the coastal provinces.
“Aleppo Conquest” operation room to capture Aleppo called for the general mobilisation to stop the ISIS attacks in the north outskirts of Aleppo.
Levant front said through social media they had killed Abu Abdullah al Tunusi, ISIS’ military leader alongside with 17 of his fighters in battles around Shiekh Reeh town in the north outskirts of Aleppo.
The SOHR reported that some ISIS fighters died in the same attack as a leading figure in the Nusra Front died as well.
ISIS made advance in Aleppo as the PYD backed by the US-led coalition air strikes took control over four villages from ISIS in the outskirts of Raqqa city, the main stronghold of ISIS and the capital of their claimed “Caliphate State,” the SOHR reported.
PYD is a unified front of Marxist Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters (the Syrian branch of the outlawed PKK group recognised as a terrorist organisation by the EU, the US and Turkey), as well as regime loyalist militias, and regime soldiers.