Following reports of a huge number of reinforcements pouring to drive back the jihadist assault on southwest Aleppo, the Syrian Army and the supporting units launched a massive counteroffensive.
The main forces involved in the attack are the elite Republican Guards and the powerful Tiger Forces. Judging by their huge experience and their successful record during this conflict, those powerful units are more than likely to suffice in repelling the islamist offensive on Aleppo.
Early reports indicate that they have already captured the 1070 Project, but those reports remain unconfirmed. The Syrian Air Force is notably heavily involved in the Aleppo battles bombarding the militants’ convoys and mobilization points all around the Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
Two days ago, a conglomeration of jihadist factions under the banner of Jaish Al-Fateh launched a powerful offensive in southwest Aleppo along a front that extends 20 km in a bid to lift the siege off their beleaguered comrades in east Aleppo. So far, the rebel forces have seized a number of points including the Mushayrifah village.