Pro-Turkey militant groups and the Turkish Armed Forces have seized from ISIS terrorist group key positions in the western part of al-Bab in the Syrian province of Aleppo, according to pro-Turkey sources.
On December 21, Turkish forces secured the al-Bab hospital, the Youth Housing Project and the Automaitc Bakery after a series of firefights with ISIS units. The advance was massively supported by the Turkish Air Force and Turkish artillery units.
The al-Bab hospital is located at the top of a strategic hill in western al-Bab. So, now Turkish forces have a fire or a direct control of about 30% of the town.
Meanwhile, photos from the ground show a high number of Turkish military personnel among militants involved in the operation. Likely, this explains the recent advances of Turkey-led forces in the area.