Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Syrian War Report – November 14, 2016

On Sunday, Turkish Armed Forces and pro-Ankara militants reached the outskirts of the Syrian town of al-Bab which is controlled by ISIS. They announced that the storming of the town would be launched in any time. Al-Bab is a key logistical hub, located in the province of Aleppo. If the Ankara-led forces manage to take it, they will then be able to prevent the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from linking up the Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria.

The Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, the Desert Hawks Brigade, Hezbollah, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) and other pro-government groups are preparing to relaunch offensive operations in multiple fronts inside and outside Aleppo city. The operations will be supported by the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Forces from the air and by Russian and Iranian military advisers on the ground. On Sunday, the army and its allies, using loud speakers, gave militants remaining in eastern Aleppo 24 hours to surrender.

Aleppo by Peto Lucern