At least 25 Syrian rebels, including 5 senior commanders, were killed today in their fresh push to capture a temporary military base in western Aleppo.
Local activists said that members of US-backed Nour Eddine Al-Zenki Movement attacked on Friday night the Family House amusement park (less than 1 km to the north of Scientific Research Center), where the Syrian Army is firmly holed up.
The night-long fierce clashes left more than two dozen rebels dead, including top commanders Ramdan Shatila, Othman Haj Ibrahim, Ahmed Aref, Ahmed Houri and Mahmud Qassim. (Photo).
Another four rebels were captured alive after being wounded in the battle.
He attackers used light and heavy-caliber weapons, including rocket launchers and the US-made anti-tank TOW missiles, destroying an Army tank.
Loyal sources confirmed that 4 soldiers have been killed in the battle, including a member of the Palestinian Al-Quds Brigade; a pro-Assad fighting faction fighting alongside the Syrian Army in Aleppo against rebel and Islamic groups.
War reporter, Shadi Helweh, along with two crew members who are working for the State-run media, was injured by rebel rocket attack on the base.
Formed in late 2011 by Shaykh Tawfiq Shahabuddin in the Shaykh Salman area north-west of Aleppo , Nour Eddine Al-Zenki Movement has received substantial support from western countries including the US-made anti-tank TOW missiles.