The ISIS stronghold of al-Bab in northern Syria is almost fully encircled by Turkish and Syrian forces, advancing from the eastern and southern flanks of the town.
On Saturday, pro-Turkish militant groups and the Turkish army seized the town of Bizaah after two days of clashes with ISIS terrorists and reached the eastern outskirts of al-Bab. Meanwhile, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces and the National Defense Forces (NDF) liberated the strategic town of Aran and continued to develop an advance in the direction of Tadif.
Local sources also report about intense airstrikes in the area south of al-Bab: near Tadif, Abu Taltal, Birat Bab.
According to reports, up to 3,000 members of the ISIS terrorist group could be encircled in al-Bab if Syrian government forces or pro-Turkish forces take control of Tadif or a road from al-Bab west of Tadif. If ISIS forces are going to withraw from the town, they have to do it now or they will be encircled and destroyed.