The Turksih Armed Forces and the coalition of Turkish-backed militant groups, known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), reached the outskirts of the ISIS-controlled town of al-Bab after capturing the villages of Swesian, Hazwan, Qadiran, Al-Dana and ‘Awlan in the Syrian province of Aleppo.
The Ankara-led forces are now deployed in about 2 km from al-Bab and readying to storm it. In turn, ISIS militants have deployed in the streets of al-Bab and are setting up barriers and not allowing anyone to leave or enter the town.
According to the ISIS-linked Amaq News Agency, Turkey’s battle tanks and artillery are massively shelling the key ISIS-controlled town. Air strikes by the US-led coalition’s air power were also reported.
Photos – The FSA’sconvoy is heading to al-Bab: