Cautious Calm in Kefraya, Foaa as Popular Committees Thwart Terrorist Attack
Cautious calm prevails over the vicinity of the towns of Kefraya and Al-Foaain Idlib countryside after popular committees thwarted an armed attack by Al-Nusra Front, the so-called Turkestan Islamic Party, Jund al-Aqsa and others from Osbkih and Chechen nationalities.
The insurgent attack was launched on Friday afternoon by pounding Kefraya and Foaa with hundreds of shells followed by a failed attempt to break through the defense lines of the People’s Committees.
The clashes are considered the deadliest in the region since the imposition of the blockade on the besieged villages in which the insurgents used booby-trapped machines to break the first lines of defense of the popular committees, but these attacks were aborted and dozens of them were killed and wounded.
The militants’ corpses were still on the battlefield. The committees also destroyed three tanks, five IED machines, a BMP and several machines armed with 23 machine guns.