In a major new development, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has fully retaken the Ramouseh Artillery Base in southern Aleppo after attacking the fortification from two flanks.
This news comes just hours after the SAA captured the adjacent Armament School.
Furthermore, SAA forces have imposed full control over Jamaiyat hill and Ammarah hill, two high points near the military base.
The government offensive was spearheaded by the SAA’s Tiger Forces.
Effectively, as of noon today, rebel-held districts in eastern Aleppo are once again under siege. Ramouseh Artillery Base and several nearby villages were otherwise seized by Jaish al-Fateh one month ago, temporarily lifting the siege.
Around 30 Islamist fighters, primarily from Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) were killed at Ramouseh Artillery Base, a military source informed Al-Masdar News.
However, preliminary reports of the SAA capturing Khan Touman storage base and entering the Ramouseh neighbourhood are false.
Heavy shelling and sporadic clashes are ongoing in southern Aleppo as we speak – for now, the brunt of the advances have stopped as Syrian government troops try to familiarize and fortify their newly captured sites.
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