The jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh captured the 1070 Al-Hamdaniyah Housing Project in the southern sector of Aleppo City tonight after a violent battle with the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies.

According to a military source in Aleppo City, the jihadist rebels were led by two Islamist factions: Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen and Jaysh Al-Islam.

Following the capture of this large complex, the jihadist rebels shifted their attention to the Al-Assad Military Academy, where they were confronted by a large unit of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers at the southwestern flank.

If the jihadist rebels are successful at the Al-Assad Military Academy, they will be able to lift the two week long siege on the east Aleppo neighborhoods.

The Russian Air Force is now conducting heavy airstrikes over the Al-‘Amariyah and Sheikh Sa’eed districts of Aleppo City in order to forestall the jihadist advance into government controlled areas.

Reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army’s republican guard forces are expected to arrive this morning; however, if they don’t recover the 1070 Housing Project soon, they could be in for a long week.

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Horace Cunningham
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Horace Cunningham

Sad to say but the fighting skills of these groups far surpasses those of the SAA + company

chris
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ok tard

jojoan
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jojoan

Yes and no. Many of the Jihadists are volunteers from all over the globe and have been passionately trained by US, French and British Special Forces, while most Syrian soldiers are just draftees, guys next door, with average low-grade training. SAA has crack troops too, but not many, and the terrorists try to attack the weak parts. We all know that ISIS and other “rebels” use their badly trained rookies for suicide missions and as cannonfodder, then try for real with some elite fighters. This is probably exactly the phase we are looking at now. They also would have made… Read more »

ErikWar19
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ErikWar19

Most trained fighters from USA, french or british training units (not special forces, they are called like that, because they do a special task in syria and iraq, but they are regular trainers in our armies, only because of the task they are called special task forces, not special forces) fight for US-backed FSA-rebelgroups in southsyria near the iraq and jordania borders or in the iraq-army or in the kurdish/SDF army. There are probably more turkish trained and in their real homecountry army trained rebels under jihadists-forces than from USA: To claim, that USA would train more troops for alNusra(alQuaida… Read more »

Chris Sarns
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Chris Sarns

Why did the Russian air force wait until so much was lost before attacking?
They should have attacked before the offensive began. If I could see this coming surely they did.

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Adam Polacek

The Russians are not allowed to help shia militia grps, due the pressure from Israel and USA

Luke Johnson
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Luke Johnson

ugh

Horace Cunningham
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Horace Cunningham

also it will cut off gov areas in the north as the castello rd is not safe enough for any significant delivery

Horace Cunningham
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Horace Cunningham

Which means that gov areas in aleppo will now find themselves under siege and encircled

BraveNewWorld
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It is one thing to punch a hole through the blockade. It is entirely another to actually get supplies thorough in quantities large enough to do any good. Even if they create an opening the SAA will still have fire control of the area and I grantee you the artillery is going to be falling heavy tonight. If worst comes to worst I would expect to see long range bombers out of Russia backing up the local assets on this one. Russia is not going to let the seige of Aleppo end. But I agree with others that they sure… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Ur right mate

Get the children out of there!
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Get the children out of there!

http://syria.liveuamap.com reports:
“The Air Defense Battalion” of Aleppo. Children & adults burned tires today to create a No-Bomb-Zone over Aleppo.”
Instead of hiding and protecting the children, they involved them in the war.
No wonder, we see dead children and ‘civilians’ in the SAA/RU bombings.

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o*g; all b/c SAA does not have adequate numbers of atgm’s. Hundred if not thousands were captured by enemy in depots. A freaking car bomb, travelling at 15 kmh caused most of this. I do not understand the incompetence of air forces. How hard is it to circle above 1070 with several planes/drones and deliver kab-500 pgm’s on top of enemy. I do not want to hear excuses. Imagine how many must sacrifice to evem stop this; let alone recover it. Russian/Syrian intel is also screwing up bug time not hunting Saudi dogs pumping up jihadists!

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A truck doesn’t moves at 15km/h, VBIEDs can be most of the time @+100km/h ATGMs are not really free : the missile maybe “only” about 15k€ in the case of a Milan… Consider the 14000 TOWs bought by KSA, they spent 1.1bln$, let’s say 20k$/missile : 280M$ and 820M$ for the launchers => 1.17M$ per launcher if you consider having one per 20 missiles batch. It is said that a Kornet launcher is about 1.2M$ BTW… You know what? It’ll be cheaper to build 2 gunships by buying 2nd hand Antonovs!!!! You can get an An-26 for 400k$, just recuperate… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Ur right. Hopefully russia fixes it quickly.

They must be under pressure from all fronts to fight terrorism

Blitz
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Blitz

H. should be deployed to western Aleppo and take back the 1070. The situation is begging for a pinzer attack from north and south to encircle the jihadists in a boiler. The citadel side should be reinforced and 80 % of avsilable air cover and drones should be over Aleppo at all times. Morale of enemy can be devastated by using very powerful precision munitions targeting in open and in buildings.

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mvm199 .

f*****g h**l, SAA has a huge shortage of manpower and fighters are exhausted …. and pathetically there is still no solid way to combat VBIEDS effectively after 5 years of war. The assad forces keep dwindling and turkey keeps pouring terrorists from its borders like f*****g swarming cockroaches. What is Russia and Iran waiting for to send at least 10,000 of each of their forces to relieve them and win the war? The US will not do anything, what’s it going to do, send ground troops to fight Assad? Russia and syria are only fighting terrorists. Russia can send 10-20k… Read more »