DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is in full control of the strategic Aleppo Infantry Academy and its nearby towns after a deal was put in place between their High Command and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

In exchange for the Infantry Academy, the Syrian Arab Army agreed to let the Syrian Democratic Forces capture the key town of Al-Bab, should they reach this Islamic State stronghold before the government.

With the Aleppo Infantry Academy and its nearby towns under their control, the Syrian Armed Forces have effectively built a large buffer-zone around the northern perimeter of the Sheikh Najjar Industrial District.

In the coming days, the Syrian Armed Forces are expected to resume their military operations in eastern Aleppo; this means, they could target the remaining districts under Fateh Halab’s control or the ISIS strongholds of Al-Bab and Deir Hafer.

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This is delusional talk … Al-Bab is not SAA’s to ‘let’ anyone have … it means GHQ, lacking the will- and/or man-power to capture this strategic position for themselves, are effectively gifting Al-Bab to Tayyip’s JI-Joe pets, who will concentrate all their forces against the Kurds, knowing that their IS brethren will walk away and let them have the town without a fight anyhow, like Jarablus, as it only shortens the supply line to Raqqa, no real harm. They will then use it as a staging post to attack Aleppo from the East while the Russians are lulled along believing… Read more »