The Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division has launched a massive assault inside the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside this morning after a brief hiatus in early December to regroup and await the arrival of fresh reinforcements in order to boost the number of military personnel involved in this large-scale offensive.

On Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 43rd and 154th Brigades of the 4th Mechanized Division – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions), and the Palestinian pro-government militia “Liwaa Al-Quds” (Jerusalem Brigade) – launched a powerful assault on the imperative town of Al-Rashiddeen in southern Aleppo, striking both the 4th and 5th Precincts that are under the control of the Islamist rebels from Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham, and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki.

So far, the Syrian Armed Forces have secured the Islamists main supply route to the town of Al-Rashiddeen, while also taking control of more than half of the 4th Precinct after a series of intense firefights this morning.

The Syrian Armed Forces are hoping to seize Al-Rashiddeen by the end of the week; this would open up the road to the strategic town of Khan Al-Assal, which was captured by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jabhat Al-Nusra in late 2013.

Meanwhile, in west Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces surprised the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra with a powerful assault at Taloul Hazzim and Murtafa’ Al-Zeitoun, capturing these two sites by the early afternoon on Monday.


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Angelique Rockas
11/01/2016 17:16

Go Go God be with you – Soon to gain Aleppo the City

11/01/2016 17:18

“Death a thousand times to the hired Muslim Brothers, Death to the criminal Brothers, the corrupt Brothers.”
―Hafez al-Assad

Shahid Al Mohamad
11/01/2016 20:34

@masspa1023 Allah ma3a al abtal …. Al Jaysh al Soury

Junis El Hassan
11/01/2016 18:12

where exactly are the two mentioned villages in west Aleppo located please? Thank you! 🙂

11/01/2016 17:47

long live #SAA death on black Daesh as well as #White_Daesh

Sara Verreeken
Sara Verreeken
11/01/2016 18:36

Is it true that Russia bombed a school where 11 children died in Aleppo today or yesterday? Western media is telling is so much bullshit… they say 200 people died of hunger in Syria also..

Kc Mala
Kc Mala
12/01/2016 03:59

The Western Media? They spit out shit…