On November 13, the Turksih Armed Forces and a coalition of pro-Turksih militant groups, known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), reached the outskirts of the key ISIS-controlled town of al-Bab in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.
On November 14, the Turkey-led forces seized the villages of Waqah, Hezwane, Kufayra and Bishin Jarn near al-Bab and announced that the storm of al-Bab itsellf will be launched in the nearest future.
Now, the FSA is deploying reinforcements to the area:
— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) November 14, 2016
Local sources report that Turkey’s artillery, battle tanks and warplanes and the US-led coalition’s warplanes have been delivering strikes on targets inside and outside al-Bab since last weekend.
Mmeanwhile, the Turkish army’s artillery have been shelling the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), attempting advance in the direction of al-Bab. According to AlMasdarNews, Turkish main battle tanks shelled the YPG near the ISIS-controlled village of Tall al-Jijan, killing up to 10 YPG fighters. This was not the first case of artillery shelling by the Turkey-led forces on YPG forces that attempt to advane on ISIS positions in the Syrian province of Aleppo.