Qaeda defeated by Syria rebels near Aleppo

03-02-2014

 

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria− On Sunday, fighters of the Al-Akrad Front and other rebel groups gained control over Sandlia village near Menbij city in the countryside of Aleppo. 

Battalions of the Free Syrian Army backed al-Akrad (Kurdish) Front to take over Sandlia which was dominated by the al-Qaeda affiliated ISIL group. 

Ahmed Hisso, spokesman of the al-Akrad’s media office, told ARA News that clashes took place between the rebels and fighters of the ISIL during the operation.

“The brigade of Ahrar-Suria and other FSA units cooperated with the Front (al-Akrad) to capture Sandlia village which was under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),” Hisso said. “The ISIL tried to resist and opened fire against our fighters which resulted in fierce clashes, but they then surrendered and were forced to withdraw from the village.”

According to Hisso, the al-Akrad Front and Ahrar Suria Brigade could also take over Misharfa village near Menbij city after clashes with ISIL on Sunday morning. 

 

Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah

Source: ARA News

 

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