UNITED24 - Make a charitable donation in support of Ukraine!

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Russian source: Strategic city seized back from terrorists in Aleppo

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Feb 15, IRNA -- The Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya reported that the strategic city of Tal Rifat has been won back by Syria's popular and Kurdish forces.

'This important city has been seized back by Syrian popular forces,' the news agency reported.

It reported that hundreds of terrorists who had entered Syria from Turkey have been killed in clashes with the Syrian popular forces and Kurdish fighters in Tal Rifat city.

Some 300 militants and trucks with ammo rushed from Turkey to the Syrian city of Tel Rifaat in Aleppo but their attempt was disrupted by airstrikes, a source said. Kurdish forces have been storming the city, besieged by terrorists.

A group of approximately 300 militants with trucks laden with weapons attempted to break into the northern Syrian city of Tal Rifat in Aleppo from Turkey, but most of the militants were killed, a source in the Kurdish self-defense forces said Monday.

"Reinforcements were sent to Tal Rifat from Turkish territory. Around 300 militants and weapons. Airstrikes were conducted against the convoy heading out of Turkey on the Azaz-Tal Rifat road. Most of the reinforcements were destroyed, some were able to reach the city," the source told RIA Novosti.

Over the weekend, Turkey demanded the Syrian Kurdish militia withdraw from the areas on Syria's northern border they have been in control of. When the fighters refused, Turkey-backed armed rebels crossed into Syria from Turkey to support rebels fighting Kurds near Tal Rifat.

It was reported earlier that Kurdish Self-Defense Forces began storming the city of Tal Rifat besieged by terrorists and located approximately 12 miles from the border with Turkey.


Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list