Islamic Front decides not to fight ISIS in north Aleppo, Aksalser (Syria), 5 October 2014

Islamic Front decides not to fight ISIS in north AleppoThe Islamic Front, one of the biggest armed opposition factions against the regime, has taken the decision to not fight the terrorist group “ISIS” in northern areas of the Aleppo governorate.

On Sunday, Abu Mustafa – a foreign relations officer in the Islamic Front – said “ISIS has opportunistically occupied the areas liberated by Syrian oppositions forces and for this reason, on 25 August we began attacks against the organisation under the name Battle of Nahrwan al-Shamm,” according to the Anadolu News Agency.

Abu Mustafa explained that the Islamic Front continued its fight against the organisation, but without any direct clashes with it due to the intensity of attacks by international coalition forces led by the United States, as well as attacks by the Syrian regime. He indicated that the coalition forces targeted positions of the Islamic Front and that they took the decision to not fight ISIS because of the regime forces’ intensification, along with attacks by Hezbollah in the Aleppo countryside.

Abut Mustafa said that the Islamic Front’s fighting against ISIS will continue lightly until the organisation accepts a ceasefire indicating that its forces will will protect their positions and remain on high alert, guarding the territory it controls.


Translated by Kevin Moore.

Original article available here.

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