Late on June 25, ISIS cells carried out yet another operation in the Turkish-occupied part of the northern Aleppo countryside.
Two terrorists, riding a motorcycle, shot and killed Ahmad al-Talib, a local real-estate agent, in front of his office in the city of al-Bab. The terrorists managed to escape.
Local sources revealed that al-Talib was the “chief” of real-estate brokers in al-Bab. The slain civilian was reportedly a vocal supporter of Turkey.
ISIS’ news agency, Amaq, claimed that al-Talib was a spy working for the intelligence of Turkish-backed militants. The terrorist group provided no further details.
Earlier this week, ISIS terrorists assassinated Col. Adnan Mahmoud Bakar of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army in northern Aleppo. The terrorists also attacked a Turkish military vehicle near al-Bab.
These attacks appears to be a response to a recent U.S. drone strike that killed Fayz al-Akal, a prominent commander of ISIS, near al-Bab. Prior to the assassination of al-Akal, ISIS cells were inactive in Turkish-occupied areas.