The death toll following this month’s Islamist offensive on Aleppo city is staggering; while SouthFront reports 380 killed, the Russian Ministry of Defence said about 800 jihadist fighters were annihilated during the clashes.

Between 5,000 and 12,000 Islamist fighters are involved in the offensive; however, the already high casualty rate has had a demoralizing effect on the armed Syrian Opposition, causing its commanders to redraw plans to reach besieged rebel-held districts in Aleppo city.

Al-Masdar News was not able to obtain the pro-government death toll – however, it is less than half that of Islamist factions of Jaish al-Fateh and the Fatah Halab operations room due to the Syrian Arab Army and aligned paramilitary forces carrying out a series of tactical retreats in order to maximize casualties within rebel ranks.

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pinkiepiggy
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pinkiepiggy
2016-08-04 23:33

Is there anywhere where the rebels can go save

andy
andy
2016-08-05 18:14
Reply to  pinkiepiggy

Tney MODERATE TERRORIST are obama’s loved one,so further they go to USA n EU to show their HEAD CHOPPING TELLETS

andy
andy
2016-08-05 18:16
Reply to  pinkiepiggy

Tney MODERATE TERRORIST are bama’s loved one,so further they go to U$A n EU to show their HEAD CHOPPING TELLETS

Robert Sutherland
Robert Sutherland
2016-08-04 23:10

Eradicate these filth then start on the rest of these child raping Muslim bastards infesting the UK and Europe.

Mad
Mad
2016-08-05 07:15

Syriens are muslim too you f*****g ukip scum

guest
guest
2016-08-05 14:58
Reply to  Mad

I do not see any contradiction in his statement.
He is correct, those people want to EU/UK and they define themselves as muslims, instead as people, humans.

Andy
Andy
2016-08-05 18:08

Why dont u ask to ur terrorist President, who training terrorist in jordan with the Help of Israel and all terrorist using American ammunition,so before blaming others LOOK AT UR OWN AS3S.
To day Innocent Syrian diggin their beloved graves tomorrow europ, America will,so tell Obama enough is enough now

Ahmad Bayloun
Ahmad Bayloun
2016-08-04 23:24

!

Arei Thiumai
Arei Thiumai
2016-08-04 23:35
JoAnn
JoAnn
2016-08-04 23:58

“…the Syrian Arab Army and aligned paramilitary forces carrying out a series of tactical retreats in order to maximize casualties within rebel ranks.”
YES !
I had been waiting for that…

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-05 04:16
Reply to  JoAnn

I even already know how the 4th phase of the offensive will stop:::
http://unc.andresy.free.fr/2011/xxe/2002.jpg

Klidst
Klidst
2016-08-05 00:48

Does any1 know whether Tel Bazo/Uhud and Tel Mutah are saa controlled? Btw; 380 militants kia would be a surprisingly low number after almost 6 days of ongoing clashes and some of the heaviest air strikes in the war. Unfortunately, saa does not have adequate #’s of arms, such as snipers, mortars, atgm’s. Militants always have to cross wide open terrain so in reality their casualties are relativelly small.

teto
teto
2016-08-05 08:33

Al-Masdar News was not able to obtain the pro-government death toll – however, it is less than half that of Islamist factions
——
Contradiction detected.
Also how can airforce reliably detect number of casualties on the ground? How can it tell apart civil from military casualties? Or 800 includes both?

Naeem Akhtar
Naeem Akhtar
2016-08-05 14:39

whether they are ISIS terrorists or Syrian Army and Russian Air Strikes terrorists, the clashes between all these terrorists result nothing but the murders of Muslims. I challenge if such war would be in Europe, the world would not let this war go more than 7 days. But the country is Muslim and the people are Muslims so all type of terrorists are encouraged to kill the Syrians. Can any say about the killers of children and women sleeping in their houses? Stop barking that ISIS kills children and women. The Russian terrorists throws the bombs from the air onto… Read more »

Naeem Akhtar
Naeem Akhtar
2016-08-05 14:45

A terrorist is the person who terrify the world with his arms whether he is Muslim, Hindu, Jew, Atheist, Christian, Buddhist or Sikh, It is not nescessary that he will be in uniform or having a long beard. The example is Christian Hitler killing Jews in millions, The example is Bald Buddhist killing and burning the poor Burmese. The example is Russian Air Strikes attacking the civilian towns of Syria. The ISIS have long beard using the name of Islam and killing Syrian Army. The Shia terrorists, pumped by Iran killing the Sunni Muslims.

guest
guest
2016-08-05 14:57

Dear Mr. Chris Thompson, this is not Syrian opposition. This is a foreign opposition, paid by Saudi Arabia, armed by CIA and led by Tel Aviv.
How can you call foreign mercenaries a Syrian opposition? Those rodents have nothing lost there. Do you believe, that everybody is a foll, or everybody loves your politburo in Washington????