The Russian Air Force has come to the aid of the government forces in southern Aleppo after the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam reached the 1070 Al-Hamadaniyah Housing Project near the Al-‘Amariyah District.

A military source in Aleppo City told Al-Masdar News that the Russian Air Force joined the battle for southern Aleppo after the jihadist rebels reached the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) front-lines inside the 1070 Housing Project tonight.

The source added that the Russian Air Force has bombarded several sites under jihadist control, including the Al-‘Amariyah, Hikmah School, Al-Ramouseh, and Sheikh Sa’eed.

Meanwhile, inside the 1070 Housin Project, intense firefights are still ongoing between the Syrian Armed Forces and jihadist rebels, as the latter continues their large-scale offensive tonight.

The loss of Al-‘Amariyah comes nearly 18 months after the Syrian Armed Forces reentered this district in Aleppo’s southern sector.

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Blitz
Blitz
2016-07-31 23:00

Atgm’s are much more efficient than AF here. The close proximity of opposing fighters is too close for AF even to assist where assistance is needed most urgently. In short; the continuouss short sightedness of SAA command is hard to swallow, especially when enemy has devastated them with atgm’s for years. A large target, coming at you at 15 km/h over 1.5 kms in clear weather, and you have no way of targeting it means you are dead and positions are lost! Why aren’t defenders equiped with atgm’s? You only need one weapon to deny enemy the one weapon that… Read more »

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Stein
2016-08-01 00:35
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it probably was less easy to stop the VBIEDs than that.

Chris Sarns
Chris Sarns
2016-08-01 03:48
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I have been wondering about that too.

Javier Sanchez
Javier Sanchez
2016-07-31 22:01

nice…at last good news

Harold Jay Hoover
Harold Jay Hoover
2016-08-01 00:23

humanitarian aid