DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – The situation in Aleppo has turned from bad to worse for the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest), as they find themselves rapidly retreating at several axes.
“We have them on the run and we are not stopping this time,” a senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar News on Monday.
“They sent thousands of terrorists from Idlib to Aleppo: where are they now? What will they do if we enter the Idlib province? Do they have the men to fight us off?”
Jaysh Al-Fateh’s west Aleppo offensive was incredibly costly and its disastrous conclusion left their remaining forces in a weak defensive position along several axes.
With the Syrian Arab Army’s 102nd Brigade and 800th Regiment of the Republican Guard surrounding east Aleppo, the Tiger Forces and Hezbollah can safely turn their attention to the southern countryside of the province, where the latter once experienced significant progress.
Last week, Al-Masdar News was informed about an upcoming Hezbollah operation in southern Aleppo; however, not many details were provided.
It has been a while since Hezbollah has launched an offensive in Aleppo; and with Jaysh Al-Fateh quickly backpedaling towards the Idlib border, this might be the best time for them to attack the key town of Khan Touman.