Islamic Front rescues 300 hostages held by ISIL

Seventy people were found dead and three hundred hostages released from the ISIL controlled area.

Islamic Front rescues 300 hostages held by ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

Seventy people were found dead and three hundred hostages released when the Islamic Front, an opposition group close to the Free Syrian Army took over an area controlled by al Qaeda affiliate, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Aleppo on Tuesday.

"Journalists and activists were among the 300 released and the seventy dead were found with their hands tied behind their backs", confirmed spokesman for Syrian Local Coordination Committee (LCC), Ahmed Muhammed Ali.

Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces are increasing the number of check points in the northern regions of Aleppo, trying to prevent Al-Qaeda affiliate Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gaining ground in the city .

FSA, besides increasing the number of check points in the northern parts of Aleppo, deploys soldiers and artilleries.

One FSA commander, Mahmud Abu Ahmed, speaking to AA said they thought that ISIL had come to the region to support them against the Syrian regime but "we see that they have come to kill us; we will remove them from Aleppo and return to our fronts," added Ahmed.

"ISIL acusses us of not being Muslim and waged a war against opposition forces but they committed crimes that have nothing to do with Islam," said Abu Ahmed.

Tel Rifat check point commander Salih abu Shafik said that their war is not against ISID but the Assad regime, however, ISIL considered them as infidel and waged a war on opposition forces.

"ISID held many civilians including one of my borthers for three days. ISIL has damaged us more than the Assad regime," said Shafik.

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