The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is on the verge of fully capturing Bustan al-Bashra, a neighbourhood in the northeastern part of Aleppo city, after launching fresh attacks on the formerly rebel-held district yesterday.

With over 80% of the Bustan al-Bashra district now under SAA control, rebel factions of the Fatah Halab (Aleppo Conquest) coalition are likely to withdraw in the coming hours.

Meanwhile, with government advances also underway at the nearby Oweija district, the SAA has fully secured its northern Aleppo supply line.

Furthermore, Kurdish fighters at the neighbouring Sheikh Maqsoud district are soon to find themselves enveloped by Syrian government troops. The SAA and Kurdish YPG are nevertheless on good terms in Aleppo with commanders from both sides signing an agreement of joint control of the Youth Housing project and Bakarah Quarries.

Once the Bustan al-Bashra and Oweija districts are captured by the SAA, Syrian government troops are expected to storm the Ayn al-Tal district from its northern and southern flank. In fact, this neighbourhood is already under SAA fire control from the Bakarah Quarries.

Effectively, Islamist rebels of the Fatah Halab coalition have little prospect of breaking the SAA imposed siege of eastern Aleppo. This is especially due to Jaish al-Fateh (Idlib-based Islamist coalition) largely abandoning the western Aleppo frontline in favor of a series of advances in northern Hama.

A large HD version of the Aleppo map can be seen here.

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2016-10-06 18:15

“Al-Bashra”??? w*f is that?? It’s Al Pasha!!!