More advancement by the regime forces put the "Islamic State" organization at al-Bab between the jaws of pliers of the regime and Turks • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More advancement by the regime forces put the “Islamic State” organization at al-Bab between the jaws of pliers of the regime and Turks

Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
Clashes continue between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them against the “Islamic State” organization in the southern countryside of al-Bab city, where the regime forces managed to achieve a new advancement and control the third village in the southern countryside which is about 8 km away of al-Bab city, where the regime forces took control of the village of Sheikh Dunn, after controlling in the 24 hours on the villages of Ein al-Jahsh and Bureij, easing to 20, the number of villages controlled since the start of their offensive in the 17th of January 2016, where the regime forces seeks through advancement attempts from the southwestern, southern and southeastern areas to towards al-Bab city to clamp down on the organization in the city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights received information from several reliable sources that, in conjunction with the advancement of the regime forces towards the city from the southwestern and southern areas, and the Turkish forces and the “Euphrates Shield’s” surrounding of the city from the western, northern and northeastern areas, the “Islamic State” organization -which fiercely repelled the violent attacks by Turkish forces on the city earlier and killed and injured tens of soldiers of the Turkish Forces- have begun making preparations to withdraw from the city, which is the largest remaining strongholds in the countryside of Aleppo, out of fear of being besieged by the Turkish forces and the regime forces.

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