Fierce battles are currently underway as the Syrian Army, backed by Hezbollah fighters, stormed the Airforce Technical Base in southern Aleppo.
The offensive was launched after the government troops managed to impose full control over most of the 1070 Housing Project after ferocious urban warfare with the jihadi groups.
General Deeb Bizzi, chief of the Technical Base who was leading the offensive, was killed in the battles.
The Airforce Technical Base was one of three strategic bases the Syrian Army had lost to an alliance of extremist groups some two weeks ago.
A few kilometers to the west, jihadi fighters thwarted the Army’s attempt to storm Aqrab area, also known as Souq al-Jibs.