DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:10 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) and Jabhat Al-Shamiyah (Levantine Front) have managed to advance deep into the heart of the Al-Bab Plateau recently, after launching a massive offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the eastern Aleppo countryside.
According to the official media wing of Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish-backed rebels are now only 2km away from Al-Bab’s northern perimeter, leaving the Islamic State terrorists wedged between 3 different forces in east Aleppo.
As of recently in the east Aleppo countryside, the Free Syrian Army and their allies from the Levantine Front have captured the several villages, including Ku’afir, Waqlah, Hadath, Qediran, and Biratah after a short and violent battle with the Islamic State terrorists.
The advance by the Turkish-backed rebels in northern Aleppo leaves the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) in a tough position because they are unable to link the two Rojava pockets.
With this scenario developing in eastern Aleppo, the Turkish-backed rebels and Syrian Democratic Forces could find themselves engulfed in a brutal war for control of this region.