DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched another powerful attack in southwest Aleppo today, targeting the key suburb of Rashiddeen 5, which is currently under jihadist control.
Backed by the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” stormed the eastern sector of the Rashiddeen 5 suburb, resulting in a fierce battle with the Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) militants.
According to a military source in Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army is steadily advancing near the Rashiddeen 5 suburb, while another military unit attempts to secure the Aqrab area after militants launched a counter-assault.
Earlier today, Al-Masdar News incorrectly reported that the Aqrab area was under the Syrian Arab Army’s control.
A direct army source in southern Aleppo confirmed that while the district was empty, the military was unable to fully secure it due to the significant number of IEDs placed inside the Aqrab area.
Not long after the Syrian Army sappers entered the district, they were forced to pull out due to a counter-attack by the enemy forces.