Syrian Army Uses Clashes Between ISIS And al-Qaeda To Advance In Northern Hama – Reports

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Syrian Army Uses Clashes Between ISIS And al-Qaeda To Advance In Northern Hama - Reports

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has used the ongoing clashes between ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrain branch of al-Qaeda) in northern Ham to advance in the area, the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham(HTS)-linked media outlet Iba’a reported on October 24.

According to the report, the SAA captured Ash Shuhatiyah village and deployed in the outskirts of Abu Miyal currently controlled by HTS members. Local sources say that HTS lost at least 1 vehicle there.

The advance allegedly took place after a series of airstrikes by Syrian and Russian warplanes.

While it is not likely that this advance is some kind of large-scale operation against terrorists, the local Syrian military command may use the ISIS-HTS tensions to shorten the frontline in the area and to build a bigger buffer zone near the highway heading to Aleppo city located in the nearby area.

Meanwhile, clashes between HTS and ISIS continued in the rest of the area.

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  • mancius

    Good job SAA use them against them !

  • Joe Doe

    This is the right way. Look for soft spats, advance and keep the momentum and initiative

  • WinstonSmith

    ISIS got there with US terrorists and Turkish help, that area had been cleared of ISIS long ago. Something for the Russians to take into account when negotiating with them.

    • Rodger

      All it takes is a big bag of money, a feud between 2 terrorist commanders and an ISIS flag to have ISIS pop up anywhere in ‘rebel’ held land.

  • Finally!
    Assad should realize that playing fair in this war will lead them nowhere.
    They need to play dirty (like US, Israel, etc) in order to win this war.
    Turks against Kurds, Kurds against Rebels and Rebels against ISIS.
    That’s how Syria should take advantage of this situation.

    • Attrition47

      No, the Syrians are better than the US head-chopping, heart-eating rapers.

  • χρηστος

    i would let them kill each other…..