Over the past 48 hours, deadly clashes have sparked off between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Turkish-led Euphrates Shield forces near the city of Al-Bab northeast of Aleppo.

Ahrar Al-Sharqiyah, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) affiliated brigade, released an official statement online mourning the loss of 4 fighters due to skirmishes with government troops on the northern perimeter of Tadef on Monday.

Other FSA factions, Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Sham, and the Turkish Armed Forces did not specify their losses in the bloody battle for Tadef.

Nevertheless, an opposition outlet said a further two rebel militants were killed by shelling and airstrikes outside Al-Sukiryah today; this town is located in a region previously held by ISIS which has subsequently been divided up between Turkish-backed groups and the SAA.

Yesterday, Euphrates Shield forces claimed to have killed 22 SAA troops at Tadef; however, upon enquiring with a military source embedded with the Tiger Forces, Al-Masdar News’ field correspondent Yusha Yuseef confirmed that this death toll was a pure fabrication.

It is not immediately clear if the SAA will launch an assault on Al-Bab or strike southwards towards the Islamic Station bastion of Deir Hafer.

The latest map of the region can be found here.

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Stern Daler

AFAIK there is a demarcation line. If the SFA cross it into Tradef they deserve to be licked.

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The only demarcation line to consider is Turkish border.

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Stern Daler

I absolutely agree.

p.s. But the Sultan in Ankara will not be amused when he is told that after the time is ripe.
Tongue out.

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True. But also, Syrian war can’t be won only by military. Diplomacy plays a key role

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I can’t believe the Turkish Army is so sad and incompetent it couldn’t even defeat the fractured Syrian Army on the defensive. Glory to the Tiger Forces, big shame on the turkish aggressors and “second best army in NATO” which failed an easy attack

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There are just 2nd in manpower due to the fact they have mandatory draft, they’re far to be 2nd in professionalism, actually, I’d say that since the post-self-coup purges, they’re even in very bad shape : Kill ratio vs. PKK was 1.16 : 1 before July 15th. Now, PKK does 5:1…
The AirForce hasn’t even 1 pilot per aircraft now!

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Since when is the Syrian Army fractured? the ‘assadists have low morale and manpower’ msm narrative is starting to get old and overused like a beaten dead horse

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Nestor Arapa

Por ahora los mercenarios Turcos deben de abstenerse de atacar al ejercito Sirio, si lo hace quiere decir estará apoyando indirectamente a ISIS, por que servirá de distractor al avance del ejercito Sirio contra ISIS…

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Simon Gunson

In future we should start referring to the Syrian Arab Army as the “Unstoppable Syrian Arab Army”