The jihadist rebels of Ajnad Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) reportedly repelled the Syrian government’s offensive in northern Aleppo on Thursday after the latter launched two different assaults at the same location.
The first attack was conducted by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary) at the Mallah Farms; this assault was foiled by the jihadists rebels after they seized a government BMP.
Following the first assault by Liwaa Al-Quds and the National Defense Forces, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” launched their attack at the Al-Mallah Farms in northern Aleppo, where they were able to capture the southern flank of this rural area.
However, as dusk approached Aleppo on Thursday, the Tiger Forces pulled out of the Al-Mallah Farms and withdrew south towards the provincial capital.
The Tiger Forces media wing mentioned that this was an attack to test the enemy defenses in the area; they allegedly did not seek to capture the Al-Mallah Farms.