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Russian-speaking militants fighting on the side of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), spoke about the breakthrough of militants from the encirclement near the town of Akerbat in the Syrian province of Hama. His words are quoted Telegram-channel 4 Directorate responsible for monitoring activities of terrorists.
According to the interlocutor of the channel, the decision to get out of the encirclement of government troops were taken by militants after the terrorist group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” (HTS), created on the basis of the banned in Russia “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” were arrested in Idlib members of their families and the wounded who had managed to leave the surrounded Akerbat.
As explained by a jihadist, before the breakthrough in October last year, the militants had to organize themselves, as shortly before that of ISIS deserted the military Amir of Hama and Qadi (Sharia judge) of the province, as well as some other high-ranking officials, and indeed, the faction was left without a command.
In the course of fighting the terrorists managed to capture a few dozen settlements. In addition, the messages controlled by ISIS news Agency “Amak” in the hands of the fighters got the truck, weapons and ammunition. Was also taken prisoner by soldiers of the Syrian army. According to the interlocutor Directorate 4, the collision occurred with a number of groups from Idlib, in particular HTS.
Currently, the jihadists are located in the village of Abu Ajwa.
The Syrian army, backed by the Russian space forces have surrounded the militants IG in Akerbat in August last year. In early September, the city considered the last major center of resistance of the IG in Syria, was freed from terrorists.
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