In Syria Isis has been defeated in Idlib by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). The Islamic State is close and surrounded in just 5 pockets in all the country
In Syria Isis has been defeated in Idlib. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has just announced it has gained the control all over the Islamic State sites in Sarmin city. For Daesh is a major blow, because the jihadists have lost all the accesses to Turkey. Furthermore they are relegated in just 5 areas: Tasil in Daraa, a small portion of Suweida, the desert of Badiya in Homs, between Hajin and Harse, and in the Middle Euphrates Valley (MERV), up to the border with Iraq. Moreover, all the militiamen pockets are isolated and surrounded by enemy forces: HTS, the Syrian Army (SAA) and the SDF of the operation Round UP. Instead, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham reinforces its territory in the province, despite the attacks of the SAA at the south borders.