The Islamic State's (IS) Idlib Province in Syria launched against Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and unidentified "opposition factions," a military campaign it dubbed the "Invasion of Brother Abu al-Bara' al-Saheli," a fighter beheaded by HTS.
Following the late-June security operations by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in exposing and eliminating Islamic State (IS) cells in Idlib, the IS has maintained its resurgence in the governorate over the past days, attacking HTS fighters there and also in neighboring Aleppo.
In its first claimed activity in five months, the Islamic State's (IS) Idlib Province in Syria claimed bombing a vehicle belonging to an opposition faction.
The Islamic State (IS) reported that its fighters captured another three Syrian soldiers during their ongoing offensive near the Abu Duhur military airbase in southern Idlib, and 'Amaq released videos of the POWs.
After issuing a communique reporting to have captured eight Syrian soldiers in Idlib on January 14, 2018, the Islamic State (IS) provided photos of the POWs.
The Islamic State's (IS) Idlib Province reported taking another eight Syrian soldiers as POWs, bring its total since operations began on January 10, 2018, to 15.
Referring to Syria's Idlib governorate as one of its "provinces," the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing five Syrian soldiers and taking another prisoner during ongoing clashes near the Abu Duhur military airbase.