The battle for southern Aleppo has recently intensified between the pro-government forces and the Islamist rebels, as both parties attempt to gain the upper-hand in this rugged region of northern Syria that is composed of mostly small hilltops and uninhabited farms.

On Monday morning, Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) – in coordination with Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham – launched a new assault on Banes near the strategic town of Tal Al-‘Eiss, capturing this small village after a violent firefight with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City and the pro-government Palestinian milita “Liwaa Al-Quds” (Jerusalem Brigade).

Following their capture of Banes, the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki made another attempt for the strategic town of Tal Al-‘Eiss; however, they were unable to bypass the stiff defenses of the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division.

The village of Banes has been captured by the pro-government forces and the Islamist rebels a total of 6 times (3 times each) in the last 10 days.

Meanwhile, north of Tal Al-‘Eiss, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division – alongside Hezbollah and Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) – continued their advance around the outskirts of Khan Touman and Al-Zorba, killing several enemy combatants from Jabhat Al-Nusra and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham before pushing westward to encircle these two towns.

With both sides attempting to advance at different parts of southern Aleppo, the death toll for the pro-government forces and the Islamist rebels has recently skyrocketed as result of their bloody battles.

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