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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ISIS controls 50% of Syria - Now marches on Aleppo

While Obama Golfs
  • Obama's policies might make a "crazy" Blogger like me think he wants ISIS to do well and keep the Middle East in eternal war.  But it would be wrong to says something like that, so I won't.

(Euro News)  -  ISIL jihadists have extended their self-styled caliphate in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

The town of Soran Azaz – a hub for aid agencies – is said to have fallen, cutting off one of the last-remaining supply routes into the war-ravaged city of Aleppo.
ISIL has reportedly advanced on a number of towns in Aleppo Province, close to the Turkish border, pushing back the Levant Front rebel alliance, which includes western-backed fighters and Islamist militants.
Created in Aleppo in December 2014, the Levant Front is a collaboration of factions in Syria, brought together in attempt to forge unity against ISIL.
The Observatory claims ISIL fighters will now be able to move easily along a road leading north towards Turkey, raising fears for the well-being of thousands of civilians trapped in the region.
Between May 31 and June 1, 184 civilians were killed as a result of clashes nationwide, reports suggest.
Residents of Aleppo’s east say convoys of rebel fighters are heading back to the countryside surrounding Soran, in an effort to repel ISIL extremists. The city’s west is held by government forces.
According to the Observatory, ISIL now controls at least half of Syria. AFP news agency quotes a local MP as saying the balance of power lies on the coast, in the central towns of Hama and Homs and in the capital Damascus.
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(ARA News)  –  Militant fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) gained control of a major opposition stronghold in Aleppo province, northern Syria, military sources reported on Sunday.
Speaking to ARA News on the phone, Saleh Zein, a field commander in the ash-Shamiya Front for Syrian rebels, confirmed that his forces failed to deter IS from storming the town of Soran Azaz, adjacent to the city of Azaz, a strategic location in the northern countryside of Aleppo province. 
“Despite the resistance our forces showed in the face of IS terrorists, the latter were able to control the town,” he added.
“Fierce clashes are still taking place in most fronts of the northern countryside between ash-Shamiya Front rebels and Noureddin Zanki battalions on the one hand, and IS insurgents on the other hand, during which the Suqur al-Jebel rebels (part of ash-Shamiya Front) were able to destroy an IS-led tank in front of Tel Malid checkpoint, as well as destroying a Bulldozer on the outskirts of Soran Azaz,” Zein told ARA News.
“This coincided with IS bombardment of Maree town with Grad rockets and heavy artillery shells,” he said.
Also on Sunday, the pro-regime forces shelled Aleppo city with rockets and barrel bombs, destroying several residential buildings in the opposition-held districts in the eastern part of the city.
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