BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Turkish Army, alongside their rebel allies, launched a large-scale offensive in eastern Aleppo on Wednesday, targeting the western flank of Al-Bab City, which is under the control of the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS).

Initially, the offensive would get off to a great start in western Al-Bab, as the Turkish Army and their allies imposed full control over Jabal Aqeel after a short battle with ISIS.

Not long after capturing Jabal Aqeel, the Turkish forces attempted to push further west of the aforementioned mountaintop; however, this would prove to be a fatal mistake, as the Islamic State militants managed to repel this attack and launch their own counter-assault.

Using VBIEDs (vehicle borne improvised explosive device), ISIS suicide bombers would devastate the Turkish Army defenses, killing dozens of soldiers and forcing the remaining military personnel to abandon their positions and equipment.

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According to the terrorist group’s official media wing, ISIS killed more than 70 Turkish soldiers, while also capturing two Leopard tanks and a bulldozer near the Al-Farouq Hospital.

 

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prince teutonic

Great, after T-90 tank they also seize two Leopard 2 tanks… ISIS members will soon graduate from Academy of modern tanks…

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Note that the T-90 was made totally out of use as they threw grenades in and if I remember well, wasn’t seized by ISIL

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patrickandries

Video removed.

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goingbrokes

Real time satintel guides the hand of IS. Satintel from whom?

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There are some civilian sats that can be used, they haven’t the resolution of military ones but compared to WW2 aerial photography, they rock!
Now, ISIS may have friends in some ME intelligence services, especially MIT, MIT is very likely to have access to NATO intel, so…

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goingbrokes

The operation around Palmyra was very professional and efficient. Only US can provide that kind of situation reporting, and by implication and association, Israel.

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All NATO has access. Do not underestimate European, Russian or Chinese intel, even India and others have access to their assets too… Data can pefectly come from EU, Chinese, Russian or Indian radicalised ones working for intel-services and, AGAIN : datas from civilian sats are MORE THAN ENOUGH for this! You don’t need 30cm details or even Hubble reading a newspaper from space… I may unplease you and some other again but it’s really not Israel’s interest to have either al-Bakri or al-Jolani to rule Syria and I doubt that after Obama interfered in Israeli election in order to avoid… Read more »

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It is really about the capability to deliver real time intel for a proxy army spread about in Syrian desert. Only US/Israel has the motive, opportunity (assets around the place) and the means to deliver. From an intel point of view it is a slam dunk case. Some others may have access, but no means or motive or capability to deliver it in real time. Any outsiders drying to deliver data streams to jihadists past US/Israel assets would down in one second.