The Free Syrian Army (FSA) said that its fighters succeeded on Monday (July 17) in killing and capturing a number of PKK-affiliated Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) during an operation in Aleppo northern countryside.
Orient News’ Khalid Abo al-Majed, reporting from Aleppo northern countryside, said opposition fighters launched a surprise attack on the SDF’ checkpoints in the village of Ain Diqneh in the Aleppo northern countryside where they killed and captured SDF terrorists.
Clashes are still talking place until the time of the updating, Khalid Abo Al-Majed says.
The Turkish newspaper al-Qarar, the Decision, revealed earlier this month the start of the countdown to launch a new operation carried out by the Turkish army in northern Syria.
The main Turkish newspapers. Daily Sabah and Anadula Agency, did not deny or confirm the new operation.
The soon-to-come operation was named Saif al-Furat, the Sword of the Euphrates, according to Turkish sources.
Operation Euphrates Shield was the first Turkish military operation in Syria. It resulted in pushing out ISIS terrorists from their main stronghold, al-Bab city, in Aleppo eastern countryside.
Al-Bab was announced ISIS-free zone on Feb. 23, 2017.