Beirut (Lebanon) : Islamic State (IS) militant group recaptured control of a northern town of Al Rai along Syria’s border with Turkey on Monday, days after losing it to rebel forces and allied militants.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has claimed that the militant group captured Al Rai early on Monday morning after intense fighting for the frontier town, report Dawn.
Rami Abdurrahman, the Observatory’s chief said Islamic State fighters also captured six villages near Al Rai. The militant group had lost the town last after Thursday after an offensive by rebels in which militant groups including Al Qaeda’s branch in Syria known as the Nusra Front allied with them.
Recapturing of Al Rai, which is strategically located on the border with Turkey , serving as access point to supply lines, shows the group’s capability of launching counterattacks.
Recently, Islamic State has lost wide areas in Iraq and Syria including historic central town of Palmyra. (ANI)