On Sunday morning in the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside, the Islamist rebels from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham launched a massive counter-offensive at the strategic towns of Khan Touman and Tal Al-‘Eiss in order to recapture the territory lost to the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah.

 

According to a military source with the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, the Islamist rebel forces attacked the western flank of Tal Al-Eiss and the northern flank of Khan Touman, where they were confronted by several units from Hezbollah, the Syrian Armed Forces, and Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) that were protecting their territorial gains from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Jabhat Al-Nusra.

 

Unfortunately for the Islamist rebels, the defenses of the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance proved too difficult to bypass, as the several hundred reinforcements from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Jabhat Al-Nusra withdrew towards the Idlib Governorate after a seven hour battle in Tal Al-‘Eiss and Khan Touman.

 

With this failed assault in Tal Al-‘Eiss and Khan Touman, the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, Jabhat Al-Nusra, and Liwaa Al-Sham are in the same position that they were in before launching this large-scale inside the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside.

 

Al Masdar