There are reportedly clashes inside the town with Daesh militants trying to entrap FSA fighters with snipers and suicide attack vehicles.
Apart from Turkish support to the FSA through artillery fire and airstrikes, Turkish special forces are reportedly also on the ground with the opposition fighters to help liberate the town.
Having liberated the town of Dabiq, considered a crucial town for Daesh militants, FSA fighters have set their sights on al-Bab. Opposition fighters have recently accelerated their march toward the town, liberating villages and towns along the way.
The FSA has expanded operations to include al-Bab due to its geostrategic position between the cities of Manbij and Aleppo. If the PYD seizes al-Bab, it will be able to connect its cantons to the west and east, ultimately establishing a terrorist corridor.
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