On July 15, Islamic Front rebel group Ahrar al-Sham released a video stating they would shell the encircled loyalist-held villages of Kafraya and Fu’ah in response to a government offensive on Zabadani. Attacks on the encircled areas continued over the next few weeks. The rebels also began to pressure Frikka, the tip of the loyalist salient.
— Peto Lucem (@PetoLucem) July 16, 2015
Announcement that they wont stop shelling Fou'a&Kafraya until the attack on Zabadani ends.So no likely ground attack https://t.co/wrhmXgd7Af
— Ibn Nabih (@IbnNabih1) July 15, 2015
Remote control VBIED detonated at al- Suwaghiyah by Ahrar al-Sham.
— Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1) July 27, 2015
Pro-government Al-Masdar News reported a withdraw from Frikka and other towns. This reportedly came after two hours of fighting, at which point the loyalists pulled back. Ahrar al-Sham posted videos of the area and of the munitions and food stores captured from the government.
— Peto Lucem (@PetoLucem) July 28, 2015
Melons and land mines captured by Sham Legion.
Ahrar al- Sham tour of Frikka
Fighting broke out all around the loyalists in al-Ghab. Rebels applied more pressure on positions where Latakia, Idlib and Hama governorate meet, FSA aligned 1st Coastal Division shelled Bahsa with mortars, and Jabhat al-Nusra struck Tal Wassit.
1st Coastal Division shells Bahsa.
1st Coastal Division firing TOW at government forces.
Opposition correspondent comes close to an airstrike.
Government corresponent during fighting in Tal Wassit.
The next say, a loyalist source confirmed that the 87th Birgade of the Syrian Arab Army withdrew from Tal Wassit and regrouped with reinforcements. Loyalists then reportedly retook Tal Wassit and Ziyarah, where fighting now continues. Pro-government sources released reports about the recapture of Tal Wassit.