The commander of the 16th Division of the US-backed Free Syrian Army and his assistants resigned from their positions for “medical reasons”. This armed faction is the main force combatting the Syrian Army in the Bani Zaid and Khaldiyah districts of Aleppo City.

All orders, positions, and ranks given by the old commander prior to his resignation are to be canceled. The militants of the opposition group are now on standby awaiting for new orders.

The high command of Division 16 most likely abandoned their position after suffering heavy blows on the Layramoun/Khaldiyah axis in terms of equipment and manpower. Unable to stop the advance of the elite 4th Mechanized Division, the commander most likely escaped to Turkey along with his assistants.

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The new command structure and the fate of the brigade and its units remain unknown. It is very likely that this event will lead to the total disbanding of the brigade. Its troops will either defect to other armed factions or escape to Turkey. In either case, the Syrian Army will be able to continue advancing in Layramoun and Bani Zaid at an accelerated pace strengthening the siege on the rebel-held districts of Aleppo City.

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Ενοσίχθων
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Stop calling Western backed terrorists as “rebels”. Rebels are natives & don’t get payed from foreign powers.

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The Arabic word متمرد for “rebel” is always pejorative, it is a close synonym to “outlaw”.
Arabs usually use مقاومة literally “resistance” or معارظة مسلحة “armed opposition” to describe the “good rebellion”.

Kristjan Murmur
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so what? good news or what?

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Take those troops that are preparing for the moronic Deir Ezzor offensive and have them hit Bayanoun! Disperse the troops from the Aleppo city frontline even further. A diversionary tactic that at best allows them to sweep south and join up with the city, at worst it will expedite the Khalidiyah/Bani Zaid offensive and officially and completely close up the city. Make me a d**n general, I’ll have this war done within a year!

Neo Phoenix
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Neo Phoenix

Strength Of Div 16??? Any Guess???

Izat Charkatli
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Izat Charkatli

Shouldn’t be more than a thousand

Andrew Sivaram
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Andrew Sivaram

Only 3 officers and 12 donkeys by now…

Andy
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Andy

Congratulate SAA, due to your sacrifice and Putin courage you almost KICK OUT THE AMERICA AND IT’S CRIMINALS

Andy
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Andy

Congratulate SAA, due to your sacrifice and Putin courage you almost KICK OUT THE SUPER POWER AND IT’S CRIMINALS

Vincie Siziba Mdawini
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Vincie Siziba Mdawini

No more ceasefire to save these dogs

Michael Hessler
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Michael Hessler

I understand John McCain has a few empty rooms in his house(s). Maybe they can move in with him.

jojo
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Good news, but don’t let up and don’t go soft.
Is the breakthrough due to extra strong attacks due to outrage over the beheading of the sick skinny boy by the big goons who bragged they were “worse than ISIS”.
And U.S. is NOT going to stop supporting that “moderate” group after the beheading. This is why it is WRONG of Russia to cooperate and be manipulated by the U.S. over Syria.

DM
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@leithfadel As predicted, watch the SAA make real gains over the next month. Deal agreed as part of TUR-RUS reapproachment

Maan Al-Radhi
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Good news please note ceasefire with these terrorist in Alepo

KellynSyria
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