BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 A.M.) - The Russian and Syrian air forces continued to launch airstrikes over the southern countryside of Aleppo on Wednesday, targeting the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) near the towns of Khan Touman and Khan Al-'Assal.
Russian and Syrian fighter jets were relentless Wednesday, scoring direct hits on several Jaysh Al-Fateh targets and gathering points in southern Aleppo, a military source told Al-Masdar News.
The source also added that the Russian Air Force has conducted at least 30 airstrikes inside Aleppo these last 48 hours, doubling the total number of airstrikes they launched all last week in this province.
While these air forces attack Jaysh Al-Fateh from above, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah have reportedly started shelling the militants in Khan Al-'Assal and Rashiddeen 4.
In the coming weeks, the Syrian Arab Army's Republican Guard, alongside Hezbollah and Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary), will launch a large-scale offensive in the southern countryside of Aleppo, as they look to reach the Idlib Governorate border by Spring of this year.