VIDEO Shows ISIS and Rebels Heavy Fighting Near Turkey Border in Aleppo

Mon May 30, 2016 12:49:41

Amateur video posted to a social media website purports to show fighting between Islamic State (ISIS) and Syrian rebels near the Turkish border.

The fighting has killed dozens of people in the last two days, as ISIS militants keep up an offensive that has led to rapid territorial gains, a monitoring group said on Saturday (May 28).

Fighters from the militant group entered the rebel-held town of Marea early on Saturday, using at least two car bombs in the assault, and clashes continued later in the day.

An advance by the terrorists on Friday (May 27) that cut Marea off from another key insurgent-held town, Azaz, was their biggest territorial gain in the northern province of Aleppo for two years, the Observatory said.

Islamic State has been battling rebel factions fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) since late last year, but clashes have intensified in recent weeks. The fighting in the past two days has killed at least 27 civilians as well as 41 combatants, the Observatory said.

"It is thought that ISIS will now use its hard-won territory as a base to attack Turkey.At least 6,000 civilians fled the onslaught in eastern Aleppo yesterday,."

The twisted death cult carried out a series of brutal attacks on non-jihadi rebels in Northern Syria, bringing it a step closer to taking control of swathes of the Turkish border.

The terror group have fired rockets at overcrowded settlements across the border – and yesterday restarted their blasts after a two-week pause.

It is feared that as many as 165,000 people could have scarpered to makeshift settlements around the heavily-guarded frontier with Turkey, Daily Express reports.

If ISIS’ latest offensive targeting Syrian rebels in the towns of Azaz and Marea is successful, hundreds of refugees sheltering at the nearby Bab al-Salama border crossing could find themselves in the line of fire.


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