The U.S. backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) reportedly captured the village of Sheikh ‘Issa in the northern Aleppo countryside on Saturday after launching an attack against the Turkish backed “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) near the strategic town of Mar’e.

With Sheikh ‘Issa under their control, the Syrian Democratic Forces are in prime position to strike the town of Mar’e from the western flank.

This latest advance by the U.S. backed rebels is likely due to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) push to take Mar’e from the Free Syrian Army.

If Mar’e were to fall to the Islamic State militants, then the PYD controlled Afrin Canton would be within striking distance for the terrorist forces.

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Nick Bartolomeo
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Nick Bartolomeo

so,SDF and FSA fighting? SDF are basically Kurds right?

German
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German

It was handed over, so civilians can faster transported

Tess
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Tess

SDF are kurds, arab tribes, assyrians. they are diverse, and their goal is to fight isis and the rebels

Ricardo Ferreira
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Ricardo Ferreira

SDF are in war with SAA?

pbettin
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pbettin

not yet

Amin
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Amin

FSA NOT SAA! Read carefully.

Liberdad
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Liberdad

No, they are not in war with SAA.

alerbe
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alerbe

SDF and FSA has an agreement to use the town to exchange the shield of FSA and supporters’ family.

Abil Syria
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Abil Syria

@Syria_Protector daesh vs daesh vs daesh… while us is laughing…