Aleppo, Syria (7:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division began their assault against the jihadist rebels of Fatah Halab inside the northern sector of Aleppo City today, targeting the latter at the Dahret ‘Abd Rabbo and Al-Zahraa quarters.
According to an Al-Masdar correspondent inside Aleppo City, the Syrian Army’s 4th Division, backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Al-Ba’ath Battalion, launched a large number of mortar shells and rockets towards Fatah Halab’s positions in Dahret ‘Abd Rabbo and Al-Zahraa, killing several enemy combatants in the process.
Preliminary reports from the provincial capital indicate that the Syrian Armed Forces have already begun storming the Dahret ‘Abd Rabbo Quarter; however, this has not been confirmed by the Syrian Arab Army.
In addition to the Syrian Arab Army’s ground assault, their allies from the Russian Air Force are pounding Fatah Halab in the northern countryside of Aleppo, striking several villages inside the ‘Anadan Plains.
On Sunday, the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh announced the next phase of their Aleppo offensive, which includes the entire provincial capital; this attack is expected to begin in the coming days, as they mobilize more forces from the neighboring Idlib Governorate.