In a statement released on Tuesday, the Levant Front (part of the ‘Fatah Halab’ rebel coalition) said it had lost 12 of its fighters during fierce combat in southern Aleppo.

Furthermore, a senior Levant Front commander, nick-named “Abu Hamza Al-Shami”, was killed.

The Levant Front is one of many Islamist rebel groups participating in the offensive – the entire insurgent death toll is estimated in the hundreds already, especially due to airstrikes landing on the region with just minutes in-between.

Around 8,000 Islamist fighters are said to have been mobilized by Fatah Halab and Jaish al-Fatah to lead a broad-front offensive in the countryside southwest of Aleppo. Many were redeployed from Latakia five days ago or are reservists called in from Idlib province.

The Islamist offensive is intended to reach besieged rebel districts in eastern Aleppo while simultaneously cutting off the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) supply line to western Aleppo. Nevertheless, the latest field report from southern Aleppo indicates the SAA and its allies have retaken some of their lost ground although the situation is still critical.

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Ali Baba
Ali Baba
2016-08-02 23:41
Roberto Iza
Roberto Iza
2016-08-03 00:07
Кот Мотя
Кот Мотя
2016-08-02 23:57

пиу,пиу…

Tartus66
Tartus66
2016-08-03 03:21

It was reported 5000 was mobilized 3 days ago after which over 2000 were killed or wounded in recent failed offensive? so makes me think these latest numbers are false. The next few days will tell the of the facts on the ground.

ErikWar19
ErikWar19
2016-08-03 10:01
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maybe they count dead civilians too…..yea….we wouldnt get this news from pro-saa news.

Amaru yesca
Amaru yesca
2016-08-03 03:48

que se jodan…. Mercenarios…..asesinos

allahusnackbar
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allahusnackbar
2016-08-03 06:37

Whats going on in the photo, looks like airstrike results but then a truck with SAA flag ….. and left guy looks like jihadist

FlorianGeyer
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FlorianGeyer
2016-08-03 10:08

God Willing, Many more Salafi terrorists will die.

Fer Panzerfaust
Fer Panzerfaust
2016-08-03 12:37

I wonder if this rats have feelings..for me they are just food for maggots