Jihadi rebels in Syria’s Aleppo managed, Friday early morning, to impose full control on Khan Tuman town in the city’s southwestern countryside.
Thousands of radical militants, under Jabhet al-Nusra command, stormed the government-held site; first with a VBIED suicide attack, and then with tanks, rockets and heavy machine guns.
The Syrian Army fought back, trying to assimilate the assault, backed by the airstrikes from Syrian fighter jets and helicopters.
Although al-Qaeda managed to seize the town, but it turned considerably costly for them as dozens of fighters, including top field commanders, have been killed in the battleground.
Pro-jihadists accounts on social media mourned the top military commander of Jund al-Aqsa Abu Aisha, Ahrar ash-Sham’s military commander Abu Alaa Ta’oum and Nusra media mouthpiece Muhannad Zreiq among others.