In a bid to relieve pressure from southern Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Liwa Al-Quds Brigade (Palestinian paramilitary) began a series of attacks yesterday on the highly fortified Handarat Camp in northern Aleppo, resulting in costly close quarter combat with Islamist rebels.

A commander serving in the pro-government Liwa Al-Quds said upwards of 70 insurgents were killed during yesterday’s clashes – this is especially credited to the Russian Air Force bombarding the district overnight. The commander did not specify the SAA’s casualties although it was likely in the dozens as well. He added that some militant groups operating in the neighbourhood were eliminated entirely.

For now, government forces control approximately 30% of the Handarat Camp. The neighbourhood holds significant strategic importance as its capture will enable the SAA to open a second supply route to Aleppo city. The main government supply line to is currently hanging by the thread as jihadist forces loyal to Jaish al-Fatah are continuously attacking government positions in southern Aleppo.

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ErikWar19
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ErikWar19

so here we have it.

even SAA say. “upwards of 70 insurgents were killed during yesterday’s clashes – this is especially credited to the Russian Air Force bombarding the district overnight.”
noone claim, that russia want to destroy syria, while ven half so many dead civilians by US-bombing result in hundred of rage-comments….

Romulus
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Romulus

There is a diffrence between civilian and “70 insurgents” aka terrorist!

bernardo
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bernardo

its simple we hate USA and we wanna to usa out of syria and out of every plce they are killing inocent and national thinking persons and supporting scumbags who only care for theyre personal interest