BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – For the third night in a row, a fierce firefight has broken out in the Aleppo countryside between the Kurdish-led forces and Turkish-backed militants.

According to tonight’s report, the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) began clashing at the southern axis of Azaz city, prompting both sides to exchange heavy gunfire.

No casualties have been reported by either side.

Since the implementation of a safe zone in northern Syria, the clashes between the Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish-led forces have mostly taken place in the Aleppo Governorate, where the U.S. has a small presence in the northeastern region.

Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist group because of their affiliation with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which was involved in a violent war with the Turkish Armed Forces for several years.

The Turkish authorities have rejected any type of agreement with the YPG and they have pressured the United States to expel them from the border region.

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Rubble
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No “safe” zone with ISiS 2.0 there..

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It’s obvious

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Nestor Arapa

Por estrategia hay necesidad de que el ejercito Sirio ocupe estos lugares para expulsar a los mercenarios Turcos y el pueblo Sirio apoyará a su verdadero ejercito.

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Karel Vd Geest

The almost daily artillery duels, following an infiltration, are a sign of the growing strength of the HRE/ALF. Soon they will be able to invest towns, not only to attack them. The next phase will be to try to take towns. Once that becomes possible, islamists will start losing Afrin.