Pro-Assad forces clash with Islamists, control town north Syria

07-03-2014

 

ARA News

Tel Abyad, Syria− The Syrian regime forces took over the town of Ain el-Issa south of Tel Abyad/Girespi city north of Syria after clashes with fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 

Regime forces of Brigade 93 attacked ISIL strongholds in Ain el-Issa on Tuesday, resulting in clashes and followed by regime forces taking over the town on Wednesday morning, sources reported.

The Syrian air force supported the pro-Assad military forces by launching several air raids on the area, facilitating control over Ain el-Issa.  

Local sources told ARA News that members of the ISIL withdrew from Ain el-Issa towards the village of Sharkirak on the road linking Tel Abyad with Raqqa.

One of the regime soldiers was killed and several others injured, according to a statement published by ISIL-linked media sources. 

Tel Abyad city and several surrounding villages were controlled by ISIL members nearly two months ago after clashes with opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). 

                                   

Reporting by: Hana Muslim

Source: ARA News

 

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