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

    • S600

      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