The predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) – backed by Jaysh Al-Thuwwar of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – are advancing in and around the provincial capital of the Aleppo Governorate after launching a powerful assault on Tuesday morning to capture several sites from the extremist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, Jabhat Al-Shamiyah, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

According to field reports from Aleppo city this morning, the YPG and SDF have seized the Hanaan Hospital inside the Al-Ashrafiyah District after conducting an assault on the Islamist rebel defenses at the southern axis of the Sheikh Maqsoud District of Aleppo City.

In addition to their advance inside Aleppo City, the YPG and SDF have reportedly imposed fire control over the Castillo Roundabout, which has ultimately cutoff the rebel supply route from the provincial capital to the northern Aleppo front, where the latter is currently losing several kilometers of territory to the government and Kurdish forces.

The YPG and SDF do not appear to be finished either, as reports indicate that they are preparing another powerful assault on the extremist defenses near the strategic border-city of ‘Azaz in northern Aleppo; if true, the Turkish Army will likely resume their shelling.

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Amin
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Amin

SAA and allies act really slowly.

azariuser
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azariuser

but surely.

19elev
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19elev

Yes, because they have to really fight for every square meter Kurds only sometimes, very often the US “negotiates” on their behalf with other rebels group and then they easy gain terrain.

Michael Hovannesjan
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(y)

Amin
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Amin

YPG and SDF are not as equiped as SAA and allies, but much faster!

Kopf
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Kopf

They have similar numbers to the SAA but are operating on only one or two fronts at a time. They’re hitting the enemy with 20,000+ strong force, while the SAA is more like 1500 on their strongest fronts.

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coyotl

Has been a suspicious tendency for the rats to surrender much more easily to them than to SAA.

19elev
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19elev

Uncle Sam helps them…

Info from WestKurdistan twitter account:
8.02 #US military advisers and #YPG commanders will manage the operation of north #Aleppo together.
4.02 Yesterday, Rimelan: #US confirmed that it had airlifted 130 tons of military supplies to the #YPG and #SDF.

Ezeldin Al-asaad
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Ezeldin Al-asaad

Why call them Kurdish forces? A Syrian is a Syrian. Pffft