Fierce battles are still ongoing in Aleppo southern outskirts as jihadi groups launched a full-scale offensive against government troops with the aim to lift the siege imposed on the rebel-held districts of the city.
The battle, dubbed Breaking Aleppo Siege, was launched today at 9 a.m. (local time) with massive reinforcements from Idlib, Latakia and Hama pouring into the frontlines.
Dozens of armed groups are taking part in the battle including Jabhet Fateh al-Sham (formerly Jabhet al-Nusra), Ahrar al-Sham, Jaish al-Fateh and several FSA-affiliated factions.
Jihadi fighters have so far managed to capture Al-Hikma School (an advanced Army defense line) after two suicide bombers blew up their VBIEDs outside the facility.
The hardline militants also seized several nearby hilltops, thus overlooking the Artillery Faculty and Assad Military Academy.
Simultaneously, militants in Al-Rashidin district burned huge numbers of wheels in order to disturb potential airstrikes.