Maarouf vowed to pursue hostilities against both the regime and ISIS in Aleppo, Raqqa and Deir al-Zor provinces.
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Syrian rebel leader Jamal Maarouf has issued a second declaration of war against ISIS militants, as western powers led by the United States are expected this week to unveil their plans to defeat the Al-Qaeda splinter group that controls territory in Iraq and Syria.Maarouf heads the Syria Rebel Front, one of several groups from the rebel Free Syrian Army that is receiving American weapons and training.Maarouf is also known for declaring a similar offensive against ISIS at the beginning of the year; that campaign was successful in pushing ISIS fighters out of Idlib and Aleppo provinces.ISIS fighters have been threatening to make gains for weeks in rural Aleppo as they confront the Kurdish YPG militia, independent Kurdish fighters loosely aligned with the FSA, and other, local groups.
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