Turkish-backed rebels repelled an ISIS suicide attack in northern Syria after damaging the vehicle with heavy machineguns.
According to the 1st Legion – a rebel group affiliated with the Turkish-backed, anti-ISIS campaign dubbed Euphrates Shield – a booby-trapped pickup truck speedily approached a rebel position in Aleppo eastern countryside before it was shot at with heavy machineguns, forcing it to stop.
The suicide bomber then got out of the semi-armored vehicle and fled amid a hail of bullets.
The exact location of the incident was not identified.
Rebels, backed by Turkish special forces and jet fighters, continue to march on toward the ISIS-stronghold of Al-Bab, located nearly 40 km to the northeast of the embattled city of Aleppo.
On Tuesday, Syria’s militants captured several villages to the north of Al-Bab following heavy battles with the terror organization.