The predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) – backed by Jaysh Al-Thuwwar of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – have reportedly captured the strategic village of Tal Rifa’at in northern Aleppo after a weekend filled with intense firefights against the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Jabhat Al-Shamiyah, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki.

According to several social media activists, the YPG and SDF have taken full control of Tal Rifa’at; however, no footage has been released as of yet to confirm whether or not this news is accurate.

Last week, several reports were prematurely released about the capture of the Mennagh Military Airport in northern Aleppo; it was later seized 48 hours after the initial reports of its capture by the YPG and SDF fighters.

Earlier this morning, the YPG and SDF reportedly entered Kafr Naya after the Syrian Armed Forces withdrew from the village during a brief battle with the Islamist rebels over the weekend.

As a result, YPG activists have reported the capture of Kafr Naya, marking another decisive blow to the Turkish-backed rebels in northern Aleppo.

On Monday morning, the Turkish Premier Ahmet Davutoglu issued a statement that warned the YPG to not push north to the strategic border-city of ‘Azaz; if they do so, they will be attacked Turkish artillery.

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tipex12
2016-02-15 16:34

if true those kurds are kicking a*s and taking names lol

dfdfgsd
dfdfgsd
2016-02-15 17:06

Shame to SAA, Hezbollah and Quds. They failed at Tal Rifaat.

One Ummah one body
One Ummah one body
2016-02-15 23:39
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No their is no point in capturing it when the Kurds could capture it themselves and sabotage the Islamist supply line ya dope then we could just focus on capturing east, south and west Aleppo !

MiMo
MiMo
2016-02-15 16:39

no more G+ post?

loc v nguyen
loc v nguyen
2016-02-15 16:37

Sir, THESE YOUNG FIGHTERS = VIETNAMESE FIGHTERS FOR “DIEN BIEN PHU” (WE KICKED FRENCH OUT OF VIETNAM), BEST OF BEST TO US ALL

Ariyan Mahmoud
Ariyan Mahmoud
2016-02-15 16:25

Tel Rifaat?