BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The Turkish-led forces in the eastern countryside of Aleppo continued their attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the city of Al-Bab, local activists reported this past weekend.
Taking advantage of the Syrian Arab Army’s large major battle with the Islamic State (ISIS) near the Euphrates River, the Turkish forces and their rebel allies attacked the government troops again, capturing 3 border guards near the Al-Bab Silos.
Turkey is fully aware that the Syrian Arab Army is fighting the Islamic State militants; however, this is their chance to attack the government troops and land grab while the latter attempts to clear the Euphrates region of the terrorist forces.
In addition to land grabbing, the Turkish forces are attempting to delay the Syrian Army’s advance, along with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
While the Syrian Arab Army has mostly held their ground against the Turkish forces, they are still in need of reinforcements near Al-Bab, as the latter and their rebel allies intensify their attacks.