The Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division has launched a massive assault inside the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside this morning after a brief hiatus in early December to regroup and await the arrival of fresh reinforcements in order to boost the number of military personnel involved in this large-scale offensive.

On Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 43rd and 154th Brigades of the 4th Mechanized Division – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions), and the Palestinian pro-government militia “Liwaa Al-Quds” (Jerusalem Brigade) – launched a powerful assault on the imperative town of Al-Rashiddeen in southern Aleppo, striking both the 4th and 5th Precincts that are under the control of the Islamist rebels from Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham, and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki.

So far, the Syrian Armed Forces have secured the Islamists main supply route to the town of Al-Rashiddeen, while also taking control of more than half of the 4th Precinct after a series of intense firefights this morning.

The Syrian Armed Forces are hoping to seize Al-Rashiddeen by the end of the week; this would open up the road to the strategic town of Khan Al-Assal, which was captured by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jabhat Al-Nusra in late 2013.

Meanwhile, in west Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces surprised the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra with a powerful assault at Taloul Hazzim and Murtafa’ Al-Zeitoun, capturing these two sites by the early afternoon on Monday.

 

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Angelique Rockas
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Angelique Rockas

Go Go God be with you – Soon to gain Aleppo the City

Δρουγγάριοc
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Δρουγγάριοc

“Death a thousand times to the hired Muslim Brothers, Death to the criminal Brothers, the corrupt Brothers.”
―Hafez al-Assad

Shahid Al Mohamad
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Shahid Al Mohamad

@masspa1023 Allah ma3a al abtal …. Al Jaysh al Soury

Junis El Hassan
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Junis El Hassan

where exactly are the two mentioned villages in west Aleppo located please? Thank you! 🙂

Osaka
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Osaka

long live #SAA death on black Daesh as well as #White_Daesh

Sara Verreeken
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Sara Verreeken

Is it true that Russia bombed a school where 11 children died in Aleppo today or yesterday? Western media is telling is so much bullshit… they say 200 people died of hunger in Syria also..

Kc Mala
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Kc Mala

The Western Media? They spit out s**t…