24 hours after their attempted infiltration into the Al-Zahra Association Quarter, the Al-Qaeda linked “Al-Nusra Front” (Jabhat Al-Nusra) and “Harakat ‘Ahrar Al-Sham” (Liberation of the Levant Movement) withdrew their forces from this area in Aleppo City.
The militant forces sustained a significant amount of casualties during their attack and were unable to maintain their positions near Jamiyat Al-Maliya; this resulted in their subsequent withdrawal from the vicinity of the Air Force Intelligence building.
Meanwhile, in northeast Aleppo City, the battle for Al-Bureij has recently intensified after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF), Kata’eb Al-Ba’ath (Ba’ath Battalion), and Hezbollah (Party of God) – carried out a large-scale assault in this area.
The SAA’s attack has just begun; however, it has yielded miniscule success, as the rebel forces continue to withstand the assault in Al-Bureij and the Stone Quarries.
Fighting resumed between the Palestinian militia “Liwaa Al-Aqsa” (Al-Aqsa Brigades) and the Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) forces at Camp Handarat – the former still controls the northern entrance to the camp.
On Sunday morning, the Al-Nusra Front – in cooperation with Jaysh Al-Mujahedeen – launched an attack on the predominately Shi’i villages of Al-Zahra and Nubl, attempting to infiltrate from the neighboring Al-Maayer – the attack was repelled.