Little to no ground combat has been observed in southwestern Aleppo thus far today as Islamist commanders of ‘Jaish al-Fatah’ and the ‘Fatah Halab operations room’ have decided to abandon a preplanned six-stage offensive to review future military manuevers in the region.

Meanwhile, a military source told Al-Masdar News that the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) had conducted over 100 airstrikes in Aleppo’s countryside in the past 24 hours – the Russian Air Force is also highly active in the region as we speak.

The majority of government air raids targeted rebel-held positions at Khan Assal, Mansourah, Ma`rata, Zarbeh, Dahret Abd Rabo, Khan Touman and Urum Kubrah; these villages are located a few kilometers behind the actual frontline itself.

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Rumours suggest Jaish al-Fatah and Fatah Halab are preparing new VBIED’s (suicide bombing vehicles) to spearhead the next wave of attacks on Aleppo.

Ultimately, Islamist factions hope to break the siege on rebel-held eastern Aleppo by breaking through the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions south of Aleppo city.

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Le pendard
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The #nihilists death toll, which is about 1600 dead mongrels, make “plans” to be effectively reviewed….

china
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We all know how well that worked the last time.

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Hard to believe how precarious this frontline has been, you’d think that they’d build ditches walls metres high, have artillery aimed at the opposition’s frontline as well as ones that try to storm theirs, the defenses of the SAA are so lax, it’s unreal. Think about just how hard and how many, many times they’ve tried to take Kobani in Latakia and failed, compared to how the SAA flee almost immediately when they’re attacked.

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It’s not the First World War

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Yeah, defenses are so one hundred years ago!

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Dozens of countries supporting dozens of nationalities of extremists in a proxy war on Syria that has been fought off for 5 years makes the SAA and allies some of the best and bravest on the planet.

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Exactly, a loose coalition, that often infights, of a myriad of nationalities are able to best one army from one nation with the coordination that implies.

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Rebels have many ATGMs and it’s changing the whole battle strategy. If SAA would do as you say with many heavily fortified positions, then rebels will first identify them with light preliminary attacks, or with drones, and then will take them out with ATGMs one-by-one, and then it’s infantry against infantry, where rebels usually have advantage in numbers. Actually you can find a lot of videos how effectively ATGMs are used. So building stationary fortified positions is just like building easy targets.

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They were hit by a 5000+ offensive spearheaded by suicide vehicles and lost no ground at all following counter offensives. It’s called a tactical retreat. Some sources are suggesting terrorists have 1600 dead vs SAA 150~. In war that’s a huge

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Suicide vehicles are your excuse? A simple rpg would stop them, yet the SAA are wholly incompetent against VBIEDs, always losing dozens of soldiers, even in the open desert! As I said, the SAA has the numbers, 5000 is nothing. They’ve lost major ground, they’ve lost most if not all of the Artillery Base, there’s less than a km between the rebel fronts now. As for you dead numbers, they’re laughable, over and under exaggerated respectively. Didn’t Masdar just do an article saying that rebel losses were like 300?

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Expect them somewhere else next time, maybe next week…

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The Child Killing Terrorists will be waiting for their US and NATO Adviser’s as to where to hit next.
The US satellites etc need to collect the data first.

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Russia has sats too and now they’ve sent nasty spy planes, the kind you need around a battle field and, as Syria is a no fly zone (anti-Daesh coalition planes are allowed to strike Daesh)… BTW, NATO is not what you think, Florian, you are confusing (nasty) foreign politics of SOME NATO countries teaming with some mid-east countries and NATO… NATO is NOT implied in this conflict or into removing Assad ’cause if it had been implied, SyAAF would have had been finished in probably a 3 hours time-lapse and I’m optimistic for SyAAF saying this! Just consider how fast… Read more »
Luis Llo Glez
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500 dead fighters and thousands injured later, they realized they were just doing a stupid bid, trying to advance through the most fortified part of SAA’s controled Alepo…

Luis Llo Glez
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I’m glad the jihad has such good field comanders…

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Nope; they need time to dig tunnel bimb under artilery college from Al-Shurfa. A tunnel bomb followed half dozen vbied on that position to defeat yhe siega. Saa should dig 5 to 7 m ditches on west & south wrst perimeter of Arty. College.

Andrew Sivaram
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The jihadists must have gotten such a beating from the well entrentched SAA troops…

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