The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) – in cooperation with Hezbollah (Party of God), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and Kata’eb Al-Ba’ath (Ba’ath Battalions) – has taken control of 80 percent of the farms in Mazra’a Al-Malaah after arriving in northern Aleppo to reinforce the NDF.
North of Al-Malaah Farms, the militants from the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch “Jabhat Al-Nusra” (Al-Nusra Front) continued their counter-offensive at the town of Bashkoy, where they tried to break-through the NDF’s frontline defenses – they were repelled after a number of attempts to infiltrate.
In Duweir Al-Zeitoun, Jabhat Al-Nusra – backed by the Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) – attacked this town in northern Aleppo; however, they were unable to advance past the outskirts of this area.
The Syrian Arab Air Force launched a number of airstrikes over Aleppo on Monday, targeting the cities of ‘Anadan, ‘Azaz, Deir Hafer, Al-Baab, Marr’e, Rityan, and Al-Maayer. The SAAF conducted a total of 77 airstrikes in Aleppo; this totals over 200 strikes in the matter of 48 hours.