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Syria in Past 24 Hours: Turkish Army, Kurdish Forces Resume Fierce Clashes in Aleppo

TEHRAN The Turkish Army and its allied militants engaged in heavy clashes with the Kurdish fighters in Northern Aleppo on Wednesday.

Aleppo

The artillery units of the Turkish Army and its allied militants attacked the military positions of the Kurdish fighters in Shwarqeh, Mar'anaz, al-Malekieh, Tanab and Tal Rafat in Northern Aleppo, which resulted in fierce clashes between the two sides, local sources said.

The sources noted that the Kurdish fighters pounded the military positions of the Turkish Army and its allied militants in the city of Izaz and Ma'areh in Northern Aleppo, killing several Ankara-backed militants.

The sources pointed to the spread of clashes to Kafar Khasher around the city of Al-Ban in Northeastern Aleppo, and said that the Kurdish fighters destroyed a military position of the Ankara-backed militants in the battlefronts of al-Daghlabash around al-Bab.

Meantime, the pro-militant Baladi news website reported that the Ankara-backed militants thwarted an attack by the Kurdish fighters in Kafalkalbin in Northern Aleppo, killing and injuring six Kurds.

Also reports said on Wednesday that the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militants continued to plunder the infrastructures and artifacts in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News website quoted local sources in Afrin as saying that the Turkish Army and its allied militants in overnight excavations have plundered the archeological works on the hills of the town of Kamrouk in Mobata region in Afrin in Northwestern Aleppo.

The sources noted that the Turkish Army and its allied militants transfer the stolen artifacts from different regions of Afrin to Turkey.

Meantime, the Ankara-backed terrorists still continue their killings and plundering of civilians' properties and they also abduct people to blackmail their families.

Hama

The Turkish Army is rendering help to Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) to regain control of lost territory in Northern Hama as the Syrian Army and Air Force continued pounding the terrorist groups' movements in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, media reports said Wednesday.

A Turkish Army military convoy comprising several military vehicles along with a delegation of Turkish intelligence officers have arrived in the Ankara-controlled areas in the city of Mourek in Northern Hama, the Xeber24 News Website quoted a local source in Hama as saying.

The source noted that the military convoys of Tahrir al-Sham and Turkistani Party terrorists comprising tens of military vehicles and terrorists as well as military equipment and weapons have been dispatched to the battlefronts of Sahl al-Ghab from Jisr al-Shoghour region and Aleppo-Lattakia road.

He pointed to the terrorist groups' movements and arrival of a Turkish intelligence team to the battlefronts of Hama, and said that the terrorist groups intend to retake the lost towns and areas there in coordination with the Turkish Army's intelligence officers.

Meantime, the Syrian Army's artillery and missile units pounded the military positions and movements of Tahrir al-Sham in the towns of al-Hawija, Tal Waset and al-Ziareh in Sahl al-Ghab region and the towns of al-Latamineh and al-Daqmaq near Mourek in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported that the Syrian Air Fore also pounded the military positions and movements of the terrorists in Northwestern and Southern Idlib, destroying their key military positions.

Raqqa

The dead bodies of several more victims killed in ISIL attacks have been discovered from the mass-graves in Raqqa in recent days.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News website reported that civil teams in the city have found the corpses of 190 people from a mass-grave in al-Talaeh Garrison South of Raqqa.

It noted that about 4,700 dead bodies of civilians and some ISIL terrorists have been taken out of mass-graves in Raqqa city.

Most of the bodies found in Raqqa belong to civilians who had been killed in US airstrikes in this region over the past two years and also civilians executed by the ISIL terrorist group on different charges.

Idlib

At least 25 terrorists were killed and wounded in air raids by the Russian fighter jets on the military centers of the special forces of the National Liberation Front (NLF) in Idlib, media sources said Wednesday.

The London-based pro-militant Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the Russian warplanes pounded the NFL's headquarters in Medya town in Southern Idlib.

It noted that 15 terrorists were killed and 10 others were injured in the air raids.

Source: Fars News Agency