The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) renewed a push against ISIS terrorists in the area southwest of the Kweires Airbase in the Syrian province of Aleppo. So far, they liberated Mansourah, Khirbat Jahish and Zabihah.
The goal of the advance is to expand a buffer zone along roads heading to al-Bab. Strategically this could be aimed on flanking Deir Hafer from the north.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan anounced that the Tuurkish Armed Forcec will continue operation in Syria until the liberation of the ISIS self-proclaimed capital of Raqqah. Erdogan also confirmed that the Turkish army directly participates in clashes against ISIS in al-Bab along with the so-called “Free Syrian Army”.
In al-Bab, the Turkish army and the FSA seized the northern and southern entrances into the town.
The town Qabasin remains under the ISIS control. The village of Bzaah is contested.