Islamic State-Affiliated Groups Gain More Ground Near Israel-Syria Border

Ynetnews reports: ISIS-affiliated groups opened a major offensive in the tri-nation border of Israel, Syria and Jordan, attacking various rebel factions and have managed to take control of four villages—Adwan, Saham al-Jawlan, Jalin and Tasil—in addition to the strategic southwestern suburb of Daraa, which is the capital of Hauran.

Areas change hands somewhat frequently, but a rapid victory on this scale has not been seen in some time. This could be one of the reasons why the Golan-area “Khaled ibn Al-Walid Army” has been getting a lot of screen time on ISIS media outlets.

Images of fighters along with looted villages and graphic images of dead rebels—including those belonging to Islamist factions—have been published and documented.

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