Islamists bring new reinforcements to Syria’s Jarablus

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An ISIS military convoy in Nineveh province, northwest of Iraq. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – On Thursday, a military convoy consisting of some 50 vehicles of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) arrived to the city of Jarablus in the countryside of Aleppo, northern Syria.

Speaking to ARA News in Jarablus, several local sources confirmed that all the IS-led cars were loaded with weapons and militants, heading towards the village of al-Kamel on the road of Raqqa-Jarablus.

These reinforcements were reportedly sent by the group’s leadership in Raqqa –major stronghold of IS in Syria. 

Hamza al-Yousef, a villager from al-Kamel, told ARA News that the convoy passed in the agricultural roads of the village, and a number of IS members were waiting for them at the entrance of the city of Jarablus.

Ali Mawas, based in Jarablus, said that IS insurgents imposed a curfew in the city before the noon prayer. “They were apparently trying to cover up the arrival of a military convoy coming from Raqqa,” he told ARA News. 

Over the past few days, the Islamic State has begun a campaign of recruitment among young men in the city of Jarablus to join military training in order to fight in its ranks. 

 

Reporting by: Beri Mohammed

Source: ARA News

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