ISIS terrorists have captured a number of villages from the “moderate” opposition in the Aleppo province, as a fragile Russian-US brokered truce is holding despite regular provocations and onslaught by terrorist groups that aren’t part of the ceasefire.
Islamic State terrorists wounded on the Syrian battlefield regularly travel to Turkey for complex and costly medical treatment, according to tapped phone calls apparently ignored by Ankara’s security forces, and handed to the media by opposition MP Erem Erdem.
The Syrian army has successfully repelled Al-Nusra-led counterattacks in the hills of Latakia province, preventing jihadists from regaining positions which they had lost to the government and national militia forces’ advances last month.
While Ankara claims its ongoing military crackdown only targets terrorists, civilians often fall victim to the offensive – and not just in Turkey’s Kurdish-populated provinces, but also across the border in Syria where people suffer from cross-border shelling daily.
The US should do everything it can to stop the terrorist flow from Turkey to Syria, Russia’s envoy to the UN told the Security Council. Vitaly Churkin also voiced concern over the jihadist buildup around Aleppo, as it threatens the nationwide ceasefire.