ISIS Resumes Operations In Northeastern Hama, Captures 2 Villages From Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Map)


ISIS terrorists have resumed their operations in the northeastern Hama and captured 2 more villages from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda). They have established control over Abu Ajwah and Muylah Ben Hadib and advanced on Shihat al-Hamra and Qasr bin Wardan.

The ongoing expansion of ISIS in the area shows the weakeness of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham which faces significant problems in the fighting against ISIS despite the advantage in manpower and equipment.

ISIS Resumes Operations In Northeastern Hama, Captures 2 Villages From Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Map)

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  • Steven Fay

    Are the SAA letting ISIS destroy HTS for them, then they wipe out ISIS after i hope.

    • Gregory Louis

      Yeah…that the last time ISIS did that they let ISIS capture villages and take the villages behind them its like Pac-Man and ISIS is Packman and the SAA, NDF, Hezbolla are the ghosts and the dots are HTS villages

      • Steven Fay

        SAA are PACMAN, and ISIS are ghosts or they soon will be.

      • Justin

        hahaha I love ur awesome analogy!
        explains it perfectly!
        good stuff!

    • Justin

      yes! They already did this 1.5 months a go! ISIS pocket attacked HTS,then the SAA swallowed up the ISIS group very easily!
      They are just letting ISIS and HTS fight and kill each other making both very weak, then the SAA comes in and cleans up the left overs!
      A sound and common tactic!
      An offer most captured isis fighters cannot refuse! They still get to die and get their 72 virgins with a few more months of living and pay!
      Also, it just goes to prove that mercenaries will fight for whoever pays them the most! Id say the money stopped flowing for isis fighters! they lost the oil fields and id say Saudi and Qatar arnt paying them anymore! People have switched sides in this war for years due to money! People went from FSA to Al-nusra then to Isis! Of course isis paid the most! The Syrian Army can afford it now! Id also say that the fighters they have are very good isis fighters! Experienced and battle hardened soldiers who were probably originally from the Iraqi or Syrian army (but sunni’s).
      Id say that more isis mercs will be placed here! If it saves the lives of SAA soldiers then why not! Terrorists against terrorists! Cant get better than that!

  • Deo Cass

    ISIS are allied to HTS. They are just covering HTS back while HTS confronts the Syrian government forces.

    • You can call me Al

      I don’t think so, I think Syria + Russia are fighting the US at their own game ….. a few large brown envelopes + a nice recruitment drive.

      Of course I could be wrong.

      • Justin

        totally agree with u here!
        Some isis fighters (perhaps the best of them) had been offered a great deal along with the realisation they have been left for dead by their funders and supporters!
        Finally the SAA gets a leg up and utilises these proxy terror groups (who are really just paid mercenaries) and offered them pay to switch sides and do the hard, gritty, dirty work for the SAA in this particular region!
        u can’t wish for better results than this, terrorists fighting terrorists!
        even the MSM can’t complain!
        USA must be sooooo pissed! hahahaha

    • Justin

      I disagree

    • Steven Fay

      They are fighting each other so, they are that dumb, pointless now anyway ,its all over for them, they need to look at some maps i think.

  • Pave Way IV

    Hayat Tahrir al-Sham only fight because they are paid to do so and because all their head-chopper buddies are also in HTS. They don’t fight for any BS cause or ideology. The US/Saudi paychecks are getting smaller and smaller, and any income from theft and extortion has all but disappeared. Dying with their impoverished buddies at the command of their corrupt leaders doesn’t seem like so much fun anymore. In the end, they know the US is only going to chopper out their HTS commander ‘assets’ to somewhere nice. The cannon-fodder will be left on their own, fleeing SAA extermination on foot (if they can). That old head-chopper team spirit just isn’t there anymore, no matter how many fist-fulls of Captagon they inhale.

    ISIS fights because the Saudi Wahhabi Caliphate brainwashed them to think it will somehow eventually benefit all ‘real’ Muslims. It supports their righteous homicidal Saudi version of Islam – the Wahhabi clerics even told them so. Pay and extortion income would be nice, but they can live without it – they’re doing God’s work here. They just wish they could find more Captagon on the dead HTS monkeys.

  • Eskandar Black

    This is a small faction of ISIS survivors from the pocket near Uqaribat that have found an understanding with SAA and are fighting the HTS, to turn over their gains for some benefit later.

  • eric zweistein

    Still shell-shocked from their knock-out at the Euphrates, ISIS decides to get into a brawl with some ‘innocent’ bystanders. Brilliant move! Yawn.