Around noon today, elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Ahrar al-Sham began storming the northern neighbourhood of Akhtarin in the northern Aleppo countryside. Moments ago, rebel fighters fully expelled Islamic State militants from the town. Akhtarin is located on the road directly east of the rebel stronghold of Mare’. The latter town witnessed the deployment of U.S. special forces last week, according to a report by Al-Mayadeen.

Meanwhile, a FSA official said the group’s fighters had blown apart an ISIS suicide truck yesterday evening shortly prior to the vehicle reaching rebel-held positions northwest of Aziziyah village which was captured by rebel militants only days ago.

Rumours substantiated by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) suggest the Turkish Air Force to have conducted airstrikes on ISIS-held villages in the area on Wednesday and Thursday – this cannot be independently verified by Al-Masdar News.

The Turkish Armed Forces have heavily aiding the FSA-led offensive, code-named Operation Euphrates Shield, by embedding over a hundred Turkish tanks and dozens of Turkish military advisors alongside rebel factions.

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Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-06 15:27

With the help of the FSA..you forgot to mention ????

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Brian Griffin
2016-10-06 16:18
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“FSA” is nothing that exists.

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Daeshbags Sux
2016-10-06 16:55
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FSA=al-Qaeda

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Daeshbags Sux
2016-10-06 17:00
Reply to  Tanner Akif

Hands off Syria.

Daniel Ostrowski
Daniel Ostrowski
2016-10-06 17:19
Reply to  Tanner Akif

Who cares of the french mandate Al Qaeda Takfiri Wahhabis same as Daesh. And you are an Wahhabi Al Qaeda supporter. and probedly a Daesh supporter to. Same s**t “brothers” not long ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYnV4L-6FNY

Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-06 17:32
Reply to  Tanner Akif

Pathetic! One person defects to ISIS 2 years ago . f**k him let him go. But thousands of ASSads soldiers went awol and joined up with the FSA bringing their weapons with them .

Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-06 17:32
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#ASSadWarCrimes

#PutinWarCrimes

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Daniel Ostrowski
Daniel Ostrowski
2016-10-06 17:37
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Hahaha Isis = FSA+ISI and then we have the Osama Bin laden brigade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdWVOI3NsR8 the FSA is set up by the Zionist Jew Sarkozy hence the french mandate flag.

Daniel Ostrowski
Daniel Ostrowski
2016-10-06 17:39
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And no FSA do not consist of former “Assad Soldiers” but mostly foreign Wahhabis like for example Chechens,Saudis and Turks.

Tanner Akif
Tanner Akif
2016-10-06 17:42
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Oh shut up you idiot. You’re talking about Daesh / ISIS.
The only people fighting Daesh are the Kurds and the FSA. ASSad and Putrid says that they are fighting them but in reality they are fighting the FSA. .Assad’s opposition. Try looking elsewhere for information don’t consume Russian and ASSads bullshit. ????