The Turkish military has been deploying more special forces servicemembers, heavy military equipment and artillery units to Syria amid the ongoing clashes between Turkey-led forces and ISIS for the key town of al-Bab in the province of Aleppo, according local sources at the Syrian-Turkish border.
Pro-Turkey sources argued earlier today that the “moderate opposition” smashed ISIS defenses and seized the Al-Bab hospital and the Aqil Mountain. However, video evidence shows that Turkish forces failed to do this and are still clashing with ISIS units in the area near the hospital.
#EuphratesShield forces haven’t broken the 1th Defence line till now acc. pro-FSA source Orient TV’s video
— NDF (@NatDefFor) December 25, 2016
Another fact that mainstream media and “pro-opposition” sources ingore is participation of the Turkish Special Forces in the operation. A majority of photos of Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels is made in a notable distance from the battlefront against ISIS.
In turn, there are lots of photos of a high number of Turkish military servicemen deploying and operating in the area of the fighting. With the recent reports that FSA militants just run away when they see ISIS members, questions arise: Where are all members of the so-called “moderate opposition”? Are there more Turkish soldiers than pro-Turkey militants involved in the operation?
Turkish military servicemen during the storm of al-Bab: