ALEPPO, SYRIA – Following a string of advances that had the Syrian Armed Forces capture over half a dozen east Aleppo districts, the Syrian Army supported by the local YPG from Sheikh Maqsoud would proceed to seize control of the Hallak Al-Fukani, Hallak Al-Tahtani, and Bustan Al-Basha districts.

The infamous Liwa’a Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary force native to Aleppo) would then proceed to capture Inzarat neighborhood after launching a powerful assault on this axis as reports increasingly suggest that the rebel forces are packing up their presence in the adjacent Haydariyah district that is expected to fall in the coming hours.

This Kurdish-SAA cooperation is not unique to those circumstances. Previously, Kurdish forces have fought along the Syrian Army in the battle for Bani Zaid and Shuqeif Industrial District. Notably, there also exists a baseline of coordination in the battles against the Islamic State terror group in Aleppo’s eastern countryside where both factions see a mutual danger in the Turkish encroachment on Al-Bab.

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  1. Advance by SAA in this big city was much faster than I expected. Thanks God. This fast move proved than civilians in so called rebels territories are much less that these terrorists claim. Look at Mosul. As I see in the following link, Mosul and Allepo are about as big as each other (Mosul is a bit bigger) but so far ISIS under HEAVY PRESSURE has lost just 1/4 of the eastern part of Mosul i.e. 1/8 of the total city and still resisting. Why? Because they use civilians as human shield. I do not mean so called rebels in Allepo do not use civilians as human shield, I mean there are not as many civilians as in Mosul.

    http://www.syriancivilwarmap.com

    • Not so surprising : east Aleppo isn’t a Vauban designed Citadel, once the firsts defence lines fallen, it could only collapse.
      Mosul has less Daeshbags than Aleppo has Qaedans, but much more populztion being held as hostages. Now, it’s very difficult to estimate the number of civilians that are hostages to Qaeda : lower is 40k and it goes up to 275k. A medium figure about 130k is likely to be the more realistic, it stills very high.

    • Kit, I consider that some of the AlMasdar news is unsuitably translated at times. Many English words that are used fail to actually mean in the context of their reports what in imagine the translator envisages.

      However, regardless of this we should make some consideration for the efforts of AlMasdar to print the news in English. All languages have nuanced use of words that many native speakers fail to appreciate.

      Even the word ‘native’. 🙂

    • A ‘Victory’ is never complete until the last shots are fired. There is much that could go wrong even at this stage, although it would involve the direct use of NATO forces. Not likely BUT possible as NATO is maddened by both hubris and fear.

      I fervently hope that the US/NATO terrorists are expunged from Aleppo and all of Syria. The good news is that many civilians in NATO countries now realise that Terrorism is being used as a murderous tool in their name and that a sea change of public opinion demands that NATO meddling in far off lands must stop.

      NATO after all was formed to defend Europe from the Soviet Union. That thread ended in 1991. Today NATO is happy to be used to legitimise US aggression around the globe. Ironically the same type of aggression NATO was formed to prevent 🙂

      • Florian : stop your paranoia : NATO isn’t implied or there woudn’t be a Syria now, govt would have fallen in 1 or 2 months and either they had left chaos behind or -more likely here- there would be a balkanisation.
        Thus, I agree with you on one point : it’s high time we organise defence at an EU level. Now, another point you are wrong : NATO didn’t legitimised US aggressions around the globe : it was only activated where? Yugoslavia, Libya, Afghanistan or anti-piracy in the gulf of Aden (and with the active participation of Russia to the operations, Yeeeep!). NATO can only be put in action on UN or EU request or if a member is under attack and BTW, with Turkey violating international law by invading Syria, the treaty would likely to be void if Syria attacked Turkey, thus, better avoid to take this risk : the 1st thing you learn in the military is to circumvent bureaucracy and it’s a military alliance, thus violating international laws like Turkey does, article 5 of the charter supposedly became void at least for the Syrian case.
        Now, I’m more than a little to either build a new structure or… Dump the US and Turkey, not sure about Canada… Let’s see if they do a real test process for their new aircraft. A non biased one can only have the Rafale as winner, if they buy Rafales, they can stay 😀 Now, the alliance relies really too much on US-made gear, in such case, US may be willing to seriously lever, especially about spare parts, but well, we can also reverse engineer the gear and, well, their military-industrial complex would collapse if they lose totally the EU market.
        My main point about reforming NATO in such a way is that US have CLEARLY conflicting geopolitical interest with the EU, the Ukraine and Syria cases prove it and Nuland’s “Fuck the E.U.” didn’t fell in deaf ears. In fact, at the security level, we simply have common issues with Russia which has the biggest part of its population in… Europe…

        • nato is uselles against big players like Russia, China and also Turkey. Turkey is heading tu eurasia after eu paused talks. erdogan is doing what wants and annouced that turkey will connect to Russia and china. south stream is the example. nato just embarrassingly barking against Russia, that´s all. eu are just embarrassing joke, all they can do is come back to Russia ans Turkey did.

          • The Russians don’t trust Turkey my friend. They understand that Turkey is used by the US only in order to entrap Russia in some sort of game . The Russians go along the bluff without any serious commitment , knowing full well that Turkey is used as a bait.

          • Yes, of course. You never can trust turks and Russia knows that, epecialy after shooting down Su 24. Anyway turks are depend on Russia and erdogan come to Russia with head down because of Russian sanctions.

        • I quite agree: NATO is not active in this conflict. Merely some countries. Like US, France and Britain. The EU should organize a common defense. It would relieve e.g. Greece financially and stop Erdogan’s dreams of Greek and Cypriot territories. The EC does not share the maritime strategic interests of the US and UK. It has continental strategic interests like and possibly in common with Russia.

          ps. My motto hurray to Brexit we continentals love it!

      • I mean that Syrian army with Russian, Iranian and hezballah help are heading to victory. Syria then will be part of Eurasia as a partner of Russia. Russia confirmed long time army base. nato is uselles gang of clowns.

      • Exactly , NATO has lost its raison d’etre , any and all legitimization to invade countries like Iraq , Afghanistan , or Syria , openly or surreptitiously , to promote chaos & mayhem in order to grab the resources . It should be dissolved , it’s high time. The US , with NATO mantle of legitimation , has bombed and killed hundreds of Afghan highlanders , in order to terrorize them out of their home country. It’s very facile to have them live in European ghettos , and have all the resources of their land under foreign control. Justice for ”us” has to imply necessarily justice everywhere.

  2. Now, it’s not a so good thing that the northern part of the pocket sees the terrorists evacuating it. Tactically speaking, it’d had been better to cut them in a separated pocket than having all of them packed and teamed together n a smaller area…