The 3rd installment of reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) has arrived in the Aleppo Governorate, following their transfer from the province of Hama on Tuesday.
According to a military source, the SAA has captured one village in the Khanesser area after violent firefights with Jabhat Al-Nusra – the village was reported as Al-Qalba’at.
In southern Aleppo, the NDF – in cooperation with Kata’eb Al-Ba’ath (Ba’ath Battalions) – made significant progress at Jabal ‘Azzan, capturing a number of buildings at the Chicken Farms before nightfall.
The Syrian Al-Qaeda branch “Jabhat Al-Nusra” (Al-Nusra Front) attempted to reenter Bashkoy in northern Aleppo; however, they were repelled for the 4th time in four days by the NDF inside this town.
South of Bashkoy, Hezbollah (Party of God) and the SAA fought off a counter-attack by Jabhat Al-Nusra, killing 13 enemy combatants before they withdrew west.
Fierce clashes were also reported on Wednesday at Bani Zayd, Al-‘Amiriyya, Bustan Al-Basha, Kafr Hamra, Al-Zahra Association, Camp Handarat, Duweir Al-Zeitoun, Al-Rashideen, and Al-Bureij.