Aleppo, Syria (10:20 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) declared the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) last stronghold in the Aleppo Governorate a “military zone” after capturing large chunks of territory near the Turkish border.

The ISIS stronghold, Al-Bab, has long been under their control and considered one of their most important supply hubs in the Aleppo Governorate.

Earlier this year, Al-Bab was threatened by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after they lifted the 3 year long siege on the Kuweries Military Airport; however, the operation was ultimately put on hold.

The Kurdish-led “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) had their eyes set on Al-Bab after liberating Menbeij in August, but Turkey’s incursion into northern Aleppo has threatened this plan.

The Free Syrian Army declaring Al-Bab a military zone creates a serious dilemma for the YPG/SDF because the Turkish-backed forces will split the Rojava pocket in northern Syria.

If this happens, then the YPG/SDF will likely declare war against the Turkish-backed rebels.

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Jonathan Richer
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Jonathan Richer

Too bad the Kurds won’t stop fighting people who wanna commit genocide on them.

Joshuahn Jackstonburg
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Joshuahn Jackstonburg

‘A military zone’ as in an area where the terrorists and the Turks exclude anyone else??!!

Jonathan Richer
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Jonathan Richer

Basically they’re saying they will attack anyone who tries to go for Al-Bab, warning for Kurds.

Joshuahn Jackstonburg
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Joshuahn Jackstonburg

And aren’t they remorphing previously stranded non-deserting ISIS militants into Rebel/FSA terrorists and sending them on down to Aleppo through their pretend safety corridor??

DOST
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DOST

No, take off your tinfoil hat man

Diana Barahona
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Diana Barahona

Valentin Vasilescu: “The second agreed point was the area in Syria where the Turkish military may move to eliminate Islamic State fighters. This is a strip between the cities of Quarah Koubri and Jarablus (90 km) with a depth of 30 km from the Turkish-Syrian border. At the same time, Turkey has committed to not allow rebel FSA (Free Syrian Army) militants to act in this strip independently, without orders from Turkish army units.” Help me out–is Al Bab within the 30 km. delimitation?

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TAKE RAQQA BATTLEPLAN 2016 Signal to anti-ISIS forces from Supreme Allied Condista. TAKE AL-BAB TAKE RAQQA AS PER BATTLEPLAN Supreme Allied Condista urges – NATO support for Operation Euphrates Shield, while cautioning President Erdogan to temper his rhetoric against our brave and trusted allies, the Kurdish YPG and Syrian Democratic Forces. That NATO does now rapidly deploy the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Turkey (NRDC-T) in support of Operation Euphrates Shield to secure al-Bab for the anti-ISIS coalition, with a view to a NRDC-T armoured ground attack west of the Euphrates to attack and liberate Raqqa from the south, coordinating with… Read more »