DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – Fighters from the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army pounded, with mortar shells, positions for the Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo as clashes between the two warring parties renewed.
The FSA-affiliated group, formerly known as the Euphrates Shield, announced yesterday a full-scale offensive against the Kurds around the city of Tall Rifaat located some 40 km to the north of Aleppo.
The clashes killed several militants from both sides and destroyed an armored vehicle for the FSA group.
The frontline of northern Aleppo has been idle since Turkey officially announced the end of Euphrates Shield Operation in Syria last March. Ever since, several FSA militants who were fighting under the umbrella of the Turkish military operation have left to the jihadi-controlled Idlib province.
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