BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Army launched another powerful assault at tothe towns of Al-Sulfaniyah and Qabasin in the Al-Bab countryside on Tuesday, targeting the Islamic State’s defenses inside this strategic area in east Aleppo.

The Turkish Army, alongside their rebel allies, stormed the towns of Al-Sulfaniyah and Qabasin during the wee hours on Tuesday; this resulted in a fierce battle with the Islamic State terrorists protecting this area east Al-Bab.

Despite significant air cover from their aerospace forces, the Turkish Army was unable to break-through the Islamic State’s front-lines at Al-Sulfaniyah and Qabasin, resulting in their subsequent retreat after suffering heavy losses.

Today’s attack marked the third time in 10 days that the Turkish Armed Forces have attempted to capture this area in Al-Bab’s eastern countryside; they will have to regroup again and launch another attack in the coming days.

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Henri Cochet

I’m not a military expert but why dont they surround Al Bab before that kind of frontal assault ? I can’t remember a major town taken to IS which wasn’t surrounded.

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This is precisely what they are trying. By the west, it is ok, but east and north-east they are not successfull.

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Are we sure that Erdogan wants it for real? Al-Bab is +50% Kurdish… For now, due to the damages, he seems to mostly be wanting to level the city exactly as he did in Cizre etc…

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Nestor Arapa

Se enfrentan entre terroristas, Erdogan quiere caída de Assad por tanto el pueblo Sirio no debe permitirlo, el que debe tomar iniciativa es el ejercito Sirio para expulsar ambos grupos.