Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Syria's FSA vows to attack government forces in Al Bab

Image result for The Turkey-backed Free Syrian army has said it will continue to attack regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) southeast of their positions in Al Bab following Syrian army advances south of the city.
The Turkey-backed Free Syrian army has said it will continue to attack regime forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) southeast of their positions in Al Bab following Syrian army advances south of the city. 
On Monday, Syrian regime forces advanced southeast of FSA-held Al Bab reaching areas under the control of the SDF and as a result, the FSA factions, part of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield, are encircled by regime forces and the US-backed SDF to the east and south and are unable to proceed towards ISIL-held Raqqa, which Ankara had identified as a major goal of its operation.
According to an FSA commander, who spoke on condition of anonymity, ISIL withdrew from its positions southeast of Al Bab allowing the regime forces to capture 20 villages, including Aran, Al-Barij, and Abu al-Jibar. 

The FSA commander added that the establishing of this territorial connection will increase the coordination between the regime forces and the SDF, which will be to the detriment of the FSA.
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