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Turkish Army Sends Fresh Soldiers to Northern Syria to Cover Recent Defeats

12 February 2017 18:06

 

The Turkish Army has dispatched a large number of forces and a large volume of equipment to the town of al-Bab after they suffered heavy casualties and their military hardware sustained major damage in recent clashes with ISIL, a source said.

The source said that the army has forwarded a large number of forces and more equipment to the surrounding areas of al-Bab to carry out fresh operation against ISIL in Northeastern Aleppo under the pressure of Ankara government.

The source said that the Turkish army suffered heavy casualties in failed attacks on ISIL’s defense lines in al-Bab, underlining that the army is resolved to cover its defeats.

The source went on to say that following vast advances of the Syrian Army against ISIL South of al-Bab and closure of ISIL’s supply road to Raqqa and Deir Ezzur, a large number of forces and equipment from Idlib and Northern Aleppo were sent to al-Bab from the border passage of Atmah to al-Salamah border crossing in Azaz.

A military source said earlier today that militants in several towns in the Northern countryside of Aleppo city have laid down arms and joined national reconciliation, adding that the Syrian army would not engage in clashes with militants of the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Operation.

The source said representatives of militants in several towns in the Northern countryside of Aleppo city have inked peace agreements with the Damascus government, adding that government bodies have launched their normal activities in the region.

The source further said that the army will never engage in clashes with militants of the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield Operation, adding, “The Syrian Army will never engage in a war of attrition in the town of al-Bab in Eastern Aleppo and will maintain its distance from Turkey-backed militants.”

The source went on to say that taking control over al-Bab’s surrounding regions and moving towards the towns of Abu Jaboul and Deir Hafer that is only 32km away from the key lake of al-Assad are the objectives of the Syrian army’s al-Bab battle to reopen flow of water from the lake to Aleppo.

Army’s control over al-Bab will end up the water crisis in Aleppo.

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