Syrian War Report – December 23, 2016: ISIS Turns Turkish Forces Back Near Al-Bab, Seizes Leopard Tanks
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Syrian War Report – December 23, 2016: ISIS Turns Turkish Forces Back Near Al-Bab, Seizes Leopard Tanks

Turkish forces continue to face hard times near al-Bab. After their withdrawal from the al-Bab hospital on December 22, ISIS used at least one suicide bomber against the Turkish army and pro-Turkey militants and continued attacks in the area. As result of the clashes, ISIS captured two Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks, one ACV-15 vehicle,…

Syrian Air Force Delivers Air Strikes on Turkish Military in Northern Aleppo
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Syrian Air Force Delivers Air Strikes on Turkish Military in Northern Aleppo

Last night, the Syrian Air Force delivered air strikes on the Turkish Armed Forces near the ISIS controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, according to local sources in the Aleppo province. The Turkish military confirmed that three Turkish soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded (one of them seriously) as result of an air strikes thought…

Stronghold Al-Bab: Whoever Controls Northern Syria Influences the Entire Middle East
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Stronghold Al-Bab: Whoever Controls Northern Syria Influences the Entire Middle East

The city of Al-Bab is located in the northern part of the Aleppo Province (about 36km northeast of Aleppo,  about 26km south of border with Turkey), and remains under ISIS control. Its strategic importance increased after Kurdish and SDF forces took Manbij which had served as an important ISIS logistical node for 2.5 years, helping transfer…