25-09-2016 03:14 AM Jerusalem Timing

Gunmen Kidnap Passenger Buses Northern Syria, FSA Declares War on ISIL

Gunmen Kidnap Passenger Buses Northern Syria, FSA Declares War on ISIL

Gunmen in Syria abducted on Tuesday two passenger buses on their way from Nobbol and Zahraa in northern Aleppo towards Idlib.

Syria: Al-Nusra Front militantGunmen in Syria abducted on Tuesday two passenger buses on their way from Nobbol and Zahraa in northern Aleppo towards Idlib.

Russia Today website reported that clashes took place in the eastern front of Damascus countryside between the so-called Free Syrian Army and the opposition militiamen, along with continuous artillery shelling against opposition posts.

Field developments also included sporadic clashes in the Zabadani and Bludan west of rural Damascus. Afrin environ in Aleppo countryside witnessed clashes as well between the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants and the Kurdish People's Protection Units.

In the meantime, Syrian opposition stated that a group of the free army declared the battle of Nahrawan in Aleppo and its countryside against ISIL militants.

Moreover, the Storm of North of the free army accused ISIL of violating the truce agreed upon 48 hours before to put an end for the two-day clashes between both sides around the town of Aazaz, north of Aleppo.

For its part, ISIL accused Tuesday Storm of North Brigade in Aazaz of adherence to U.S. and German intelligence.

In a statement by the "Emirate of Aazaz in the state of Aleppo", the ISIL accused the FSA of calling for ruling by other than what Allah had revealed through democracy and via official online websites.

Other accusations include:

  • Receiving the U.S. Senator John McCain and agreeing with him upon fighting 'Islamists'.
  • FSA adherence to the U.S. and German intelligence agencies, defending and housing their members.
  • Several spies of Storm of North were arrested after their links with the U.S. intelligence proved. The confession claimed to be shot and will be posted online soon.

The statement added that Storm of North has been expelled out of Aazaz "for their adherence to the Americans."

"Everyone who returns as repentant and hands his weapons over to us, his repentance will be accepted; otherwise we are determined to eradicate them," ISIL statement read.

Meanwhile, Storm of North Brigade issued a brief statement saying that meeting with McCain was with the knowledge of Omar Checheni, former leader of the ISIL organization.

Recently, fierce clashes erupted between the ISIL, Al-Nusra Front and the free army in the wake of disputes on power and control sharing over areas not reclaimed so far by the Syrian army.

The Syrian national military launched a wide-scale military operation in May 2013 in the country's main provinces to restore security and release citizens from terrorist threats.

Syria was hit by a violent unrest since mid-March 2011, where the Syrian government accuses foreign actors of orchestrating the conflict by supporting the militant opposition groups with arms and money.