ISIS has closed off flow of water from al-Khafseh facilities to Aleppo city.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Media sources said that tens of Turkish soldiers and Ankara-backed militants of the Euphrates Shield Operation have been killed or wounded in a car bomb blast near a town in Northern Aleppo.
The Arabic language desk of Hawar news said that tens of Turkish army men and Euphrates Shield Operation's militants were killed or wounded in a car bomb attack by unidentified assailants on the base of Mo'atasem Bellah Brigade in the village of Sheikh Yaqoub Northeast of the town of al-Ra'ei near Syria-Turkey border.
Also in the past 24 hours, Syrian army troops launched a new round of offensives on ISIS's positions to take control of the al-Assad Lake that is the main source of water supply to Aleppo city.
After their advances against ISIS and liberating the villages of al-Moshrefeh, Bayjan and Tal (hill) Bayjan Southeast of the town of al-Bab, the army troops have started intensive attacks on terrorists' defense lines to seize back al-Assad lake, villages around the lake and al-Khafseh region as the main water reservoir of Aleppo city.
Field sources, meantime, said that the army men stormed ISIS's positions from the towns of al-Oweisheh and Sarhan South of the town of Tadif and advanced towards East al-Khafseh region in Eastern Aleppo, forcing the terrorists to retreat form several villages.
Battlefield reports said ISIS suffered heavy casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the attacks.
Also, media sources said on Wednesday that four more civilians have been killed in the air and ground assaults of the Turkish air force and Ankara-backed militants in the town of al-Bab in Eastern Aleppo.
The sources said that four civilians, including three children of a family and an elderly, have been killed in the Turkish air raid and the artillery fire of Ankara-backed militants in the Eastern neighborhoods of the town of al-Bab.
Also on Wednesday, the Syrian army and its allies continued military operations in regions East of the strategic Kuweires airbase in Aleppo province and drove ISIS back from two more towns.
The Syrian army units continued operations in Eastern Aleppo and attacked the ISIS gathering centers from al-Mushrefiyeh, Tal Bayjan and Bayjan towns.
Following heavy clashes with the ISIS militants and killing tens of them, the army and its allies could regain control of Rasm al-Kabir and Rasm al-Kama towns.
Meantime, field sources in Eastern Aleppo said that the army's logistics units are establishing their positions in the region as government troops are preparing to purge terrorists from al-Mazboura, Tabara Mazi and Rasm al-Harmal towns.
Also, a military source said that army troops have now deployed in areas only 7km away from the strategic town of Deir Hafer after liberating the two towns.
He added that the terrorists' supply route from Rasm al-Harmal to Showailakh town was cut off after the army's highly important advance in Rasm al-Kabir.