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Syrian Government Forces Open New Front Against Turkish Proxies In Western Aleppo (Map)

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Syrian Government Forces Open New Front Against Turkish Proxies In Western Aleppo (Map)

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On February 15, Syrian government forces opened a new front against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and other Turkish-backed militant groups in western Aleppo.

Additionally to advances in the areas of Urma al-Kubra and Kafr Naha, units of the Syrian Army (allegedly supported by the Kurdish YPG) attacked positions of Turkish-backed radicals near Sheik Aqil Hill and Kafr Basin. According to pro-government sources, army troops suppored by the Russian and Syrian airpower are aiming to encircle and clear militants remaining in the western Aleppo countryide.

For this purpose, they will need to take control of Kafr Basin, Babis and Qabtan al-Jabal. After this, the defense of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and their al-Qaeda-linked comrades will collapse. Supplies of MANPADs from Turkey are apparently not enough to change the situation strategically.

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  • Zionist Internet Warrior

    Bravo SAA!!!! Time to encircle those 2 STRONK observation posts up north :)

  • Selbstdenker

    Maybe YPG decided to abandon their “partner” US and change their view with whom to fight. Would be a win-win for Kurdish people and Syria.
    The question would be: What will happen, if YPG surrounds the Turkish “observation” post? Will this be a peaceful event, or will the Turks be scared to hell and do something stupid?

    • Free man

      It’s not the first time SDF participate in such an attack.They did the same in 2016 when they helped the SAA besiege Aleppo.
      The reality in Syria is more complex than what the media presents.

    • xTheWarrior22

      The YPG in the northwest is not under influence of the US. They might be a bit different than the SDF slaves in the NE. The question is if the YPG only helps the SAA against the Jihadis, or if they will jointly control the liberated area with the SAA.

    • Harry Smith

      The YPG besieges Turkish observation post. And YPG has heavy guns, manpads, anti-tank guided missiles, drones etc. Well, well, well. It has all chances to transform into a really interesting drama. https://media1.giphy.com/media/d3YQCPcckxQiYibe/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • ButtonPlay

    i smell hot cauldron soup brewing…

  • Squeeth

    has the Sultan declared war yet? ;o)

    • MN

      “B..But…Stronk army ! ”
      “Nato ! Khelp ! Khelp! “

  • Lee Vanderheiden

    Really informative. Thanks, South Front, for the hard work that you do.

  • Jabbar Abbo
  • Fair treatment

    Well done

  • Barba_Papa

    Hell yeah! About time that Aleppo get secured by taking the western suburbs. More Turkish terrorist service stations need to be turned into holiday resorts and having the YPG act as camp security would be icing on the cake,

  • ButtonPlay

    erdogan will not be pleased, ypg best keep eyes on the turkish backed millitias near al-bab who could be put into action to try punish them.

  • Bill Wilson

    That’s a mountainous region with a limited road network. I suspect the SAA will advance to pinch out the HTS while the YPG moves to the southwest to seize Darat Izza in order to force the retreating HTS to take the winding muddy backroads where their slow moving convoys will be easy targets for Russian and Syrian aircraft.

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