On Feb.16, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in coordination with Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF) liberated the village of Misqan in northern Aleppo following a heavy firefight with the militants operating in the area, mostly members of Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham terrorist groups.
The Kurdish YPG units and their allies seized the rebel stronghold of Tal Rifa. Earlier, the YPG cut the road between the towns of Tall-Rifaa and Azaz. The Kurdish has established a fire control of the road with sniper and mortar fire.
The YPG also launched a military operation in the Aleppo’s district of Al-Hillak. According to reports, the operation was conducted from the YPG positions at Sheikh Maqsoud. Now, the clashes are ongoing inside Al-Hillak. This draws attention of the the terrorists already involved in heavy clashes against the government’s forces in the district of Bustan Al-Pasha.
Meanwhile, the SAA secured the Thermal Power Plant located in eastern Aleppo. Now, the SAA units are securing the area and cleaning it from IEDs planted by terrorists. The Thermal Power Plant has a key value because it is able to provide a significant electricity supplies to the city.
The Turkish army continued to hit Kurdish militia targets in Syria for the third day in a row Feb.15. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu said Ankara will not allow the town of Azaz in northern Syria to fall to the Kurdish YPG forces and promised the “harshest reaction,” if the group attempts to re-take the city. Thus, al Nusra, ISIS and other terrorist groups have gotten a significant artillery support in Northern Syria which will likely stop advances against terrorists in a few of directions.