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Syria Map Update: Race to Al-Bab, October 31, 2016

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The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have been continuing to expand their military presence in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, advancing in the direction of the ISIS-controlled town of Al-Bab.The strategic aim of the advance is to take control of this strategic town. Turkish-backed militant gorups, supported by the Turkish Armed Forces, have been pursuing the same goal.

Syria Map Update: Race to Al-Bab, October 31, 2016

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Suyanto Ng

SAA have the same chance and closer to Al-Bab, why don’t Saa keep it for their own?

Werner Knöllermann

I would say, like the same answer before… not enough manpower, they are focused on Aleppo


SAA forces in the area are mostly local and defensive . To take Al-Bab SAA needs to send Desert Hawks or Tigers and open a new can of worm that they can’t afford right now. Unless they are attacked by Turks/FSA they wont change current strategy.

jklahsd32 laksd13

This is unconfirmed but i think they dont have enough well trained troops that can fight on the offensive without taking heavy causalities. I dont think turkey will attack SAA, they already made peace with Russia

Robert Guttierez

not enough manpower. they are fighting all over Syria and cant commit the manpower needed to take al bab

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