The Islamist rebels of the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham have been throwing everything they have at the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah in the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside; however, this has proven ineffective, as they have been repelled time and time again.
On Sunday morning, the Islamist rebels launched a powerful assault on the southern barrier of Al-‘Aziziyah from their positions at Al-Markalah, striking the National Defense Forces’ (NDF) fortifications at this village situated to the south of Tal Al-‘Eiss and southwest of Al-Hadher.
Unfortunately for the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, Jabhat Al-Nusra, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham, their assault ended in stunning after they initially broke-through the Syrian Armed Forces’ second-line of defense at Al-‘Aziziyah, allowing them to enter this village in southern Aleppo.
Following a six hour long battle in the village of Al-‘Aziziyah, the Islamist rebels withdrew south in order to evade the swarming fighter jets of the Russian and Syrian Air Forces, who were picking off the retreating Islamist militants.
According to a military source embedded with the National Defense Forces at Tal Al-‘Eiss, the Islamist rebels suffered over 50 casualties during their failed assault on the village of Al-‘Aziziyah; this casualty count included several Chechen and Uyghur fighters that are fighting with Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra.