Aleppo, Syria (10:32 P.M.) – A day after the Syrian Army and the allied Iraqi Harakat Al-Nujaba’ seized control of over 80% of the imperative Sheikh Sa’eed district in southern Aleppo, the pro-government forces withdrew after the jihadists launched a powerful assault before the former managed to fortify their positions.
The government troops still maintain a presence in the southern parts of Sheikh Sa’eed where they have fortified a mounting stage for future attacks on the district. Clashes persist in the embattled district.
Additionally, Sadkop and Old Ramousah remain under the control of the Syrian Armed Forces after Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Jabhat Al-Nusra) ceded control of the area.
Should the rebel forces lose Sheikh Sa’eed to the government forces, the slim hopes of a potential lift of the siege would be long forgone.