Became known the reasons for the outbreak of the conflict between militants of terrorist groups «Islamic state»* (ISIS, ISIL) and «Hayat Tahrir al-sham»* (HTS). It is reported by Telegram-channel 4 Directorate.
It turned out that the IG has put HTS an ultimatum: Islamists demanded the release from prison of the wounded and members of their families who managed to leave the cordoned off area Akerbat. In case of refusal, the militants promised to attack against HTS.
Having escaped from the encirclement, the terrorists of ISIS immediately attacked HTS controlled territory, taking control of nearby settlements and captured a few enemy combatants. After bloody battles HTS agreed to implement the IG the exchange of prisoners.
Photo source: twitter.com — @IvanSidorenko1
Mobilizing the reserves, the militants HTS major group collapsed with the attacks on ISIS East of the city of Hama. The soldiers of the «Caliphate» are unable to fight back because he was cut off from the main forces. In addition, they ran out of ammunition and food. A few weeks of continuous fighting, the Islamists retreated from previously occupied settlements, losing a substantial part of the manpower.
Meanwhile, intervened in the case of the aerospace forces of the Russian Federation: they have airstrikes then ISIS, then HTS. The government forces of Bashar al-Assad in the moment occupied the territory to the North from the fighting of the IG and HTS. There they met with serious resistance from the terrorists.
Photo source: Federal news Agency — Nur, Molhem
According to military sources, the command of Syria is preparing a new operation. Presumably, the Syrian Arab Army will begin their attack from the southern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo, where currently concentrating a substantial force. A key objective of the CAA will be the military base of Abu al-Duhur. Subsequently, the object can be a springboard for Stripping Idlib province from the terrorist groups.
* — The organization was prohibited in the territory of the Russian Federation by the decision of the Supreme court.