Member of the Syrian Coalition political committee Yasser Farhan said that the Turkish-backed Operation Shield of the Euphrates has curtailed the expansion of terrorist organizations in Syria, thus positively affecting the course of the Syrian revolution.
Farhan pointed out that the FSA groups currently participating in the operation are making steady advances against ISIS in northern rural Aleppo, adding that the strategic town of Albab is expected to fall to the FSA groups in the next two days. He said this would lead to the securing a safe area that would serve as a safe haven for Syrians fleeing the aerial attacks by the Assad regime and Russian air forces and enable them to return to their homes.
Operation Shield of the Euphrates foiled plans by the PYD militia to extend their control west of the Euphrates River, Farhan added. He said that the FSA groups will advance on the town of Manbij after Alabab has been fully liberated from the ISIS extremist group. The PYD militias are committing war crimes in the areas under their control including the demolition of civilian homes, forcing civilians out of their homes by force of arms, and seeking to partition Syria under instructions from the PKK terrorist group, Farhan said.
The FSA groups on Wednesday said that they have closed in on the town of Albab in northern rural Aleppo in preparation for the launch of a final assault to drive out ISIS militants from the strategic town. They also clashed with PYD militias in the village of Job Addam near Albab. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)