Orient News reports from al-Bab, as FSA captures areas
Orient Net 2017-02-08 13:40:00
Khaled Abo al-Majed, Orient News correspondent, reported today from the southern gate of al-Bab, ISIS main stronghold in Aleppo eastern countryside. He was standing near the well-known Ring Road roundabout in the city.
Opposition fighters became thus inside the strategic city. This significant development came after the Operation Euphrates Shield Room announced on (February. 7) the beginning of a new major offensive on al-Bab.
"We are reporting to you from the southern gate of al-Bab. Just behind me is the well-known Ring Road roundabout, which all locals know. Opposition fighters reached now the southern gate of the strategic city," Orient News correspondent said.
"We are not authorized to speak about the developments or locations of progress, because of security sensitivities. If we swing the camera a bit there, we hear the FSA fighters’ heavy clashes. There you can also see the Aqeel Mountain and its hospital, the main ISIS’ locations or fortifications in al-Bab. Clashes became less in intensity, this might be a signal of the FSA fighters’ advance,’’ Orient News correspondent added.
"Our major offensive started yesterday. With the help of our Turkish brothers, we were able to reach this area.
We are standing close to the Ring Road roundabout. We are now working to take control of Aqeel Mountain and The hospital block. Nothing will stop our progress. We have noticed that Assad terrorists and their allied Iranian Shiite mercenaries are approaching our hometown. But I want to say: it is their far-to-reach dream, one of the FSA commanders told Orient News correspondent.
It is worthy to note that al-Bab is the top story in most international news bulletins. ISIS terrorists, Assad terrorists and the FSA fighters are trying to control this strategic city.