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ALEPPO – Syrian opposition fighters on Saturday were able to recapture several key areas from the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria’s northern Aleppo province subsequent to fierce battles, military sources reported.
The battles coupled with airstrikes by the US-led coalition forces in the region.
Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, rebel spokesman Saleh Zein confirmed that a number of Syrian opposition factions, including the Sultan Murad Squad, al-Mutasam Brigade and the Levant Corps, were able to expel ISIS extremists from the town of al-Kamaliya on Syria-Turkey border subsequent to fierce clashes.
“More than 15 ISIS militants were killed in Saturday’s confrontations,” Zein reported.
In the meantime, clashes continued between rebel fighters and ISIS militants in the vicinity of the Tel Shaeer town, coupled with rocket bombardment by the Levant Corps fighters on ISIS headquarters in the town.
“The operations caused heavy losses in ISIS manpower and equipment,” the spokesman told ARA News.
Also, the US-led coalition forces conducted several air raids on ISIS fighting positions and tactical units in the vicinity of the towns of Tal Shaeer, Soran and al-Ahmadiya in a bid to expel the radical group from the region at the borderline with Turkey.
Over the past few months, the ISIS hardline group has been receiving painful blows from the US-led coalition forces. ISIS started to launch arbitrary arrest campaigns against civilians in areas under its control, forcing hundreds of young men to join the fighting, in a bid to compensate the unprecedented shortage in its manpower, according to local sources.
Recently, the airstrikes led to a considerable decline in ISIS power along the Syrian-Turkish borderline.
Reporting by: Taim Khalil
Source: ARA News