ISIL fighters gain control over Aleppo villages



ARA News

Aleppo, Syria– On Monday, the al-Qaeda affiliated fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gained control over several villages near Azaz city in the northern countryside of Aleppo, after clashes with fighters of the Islamic Front and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).  

Mahir Ezzedin, an activist based in Aleppo, reported to ARA News that ISIL fighters gained control in the villages of Kefirghan and al-Fayroziya in the countryside of Azaz city after fierce clashes with fighters of Ahrar al-Sham Movement and the FSA rebels.

Meanwhile, FSA factions continued its attempt to break into Azaz city without making any progress.  

According to local sources, The Syrian air force launched an attack against rebels’ strongholds in the surroundings of the Minnig military airport.

Minnig’s attacks claimed lives of at least 3 civilians, while others were reportedly injured.

Activists also reported that the regime helicopters dropped explosive barrels on the neighbourhoods of Masakin Hanano and Sheikh Najar in Aleppo city on Monday evening.

The bombings coincided sporadic clashes between the armed opposition and regime forces in different areas of Aleppo.  


Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News


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