BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Turkish Army and their rebel allies launched their 8th assault at the village of Al-Suflaniyah after taking a short hiatus from the battle in order to regroup.
With a large force and heavy armory, the Turkish Army and rebels stormed Al-Suflaniyah on Saturday, striking the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists from the northern perimeter of the village.
However, the Turkish Army’s infiltration attempt would take a turn for the worse on Saturday, when several of their vehicles were destroyed by the Islamic State terrorists protecting Al-Suflaniyah.
With their casualties mounting, the Turkish Army and their rebel allies made a strategic withdraw from Al-Suflaniyah’s northern flank; thus, abruptly ending their 8th assault on the village.
The Islamic State’s official media wing, Al-‘Amaq, released photos of the failed assault on Saturday night, showing images of destroyed Turkish armored vehicles outside of Al-Suflaniyah.
Al-Suflaniyah is located east of the strategic Aleppo Governorate city of Al-Bab, which is considered one of the Islamic State’s last strongholds in the province.