The Syrian Arab Army’s 2nd Army Corps conducted a successful operation in southern Aleppo, attacking Jabhat Al-Nusra installments at Mount Azzan. Following a series of violent skirmishes, Jabhat Al-Nusra was forced to retreat south after losing the high ground in the mountains. According to a source, approximately 18 militants were killed in the attack and 30 more were wounded.
Near the Sheikh Sa’ed Power Plant, violent firefights ensued between the NDF and members of Jabhat Al-Nusra yesterday, resulting in 6 members of Jabhat Al-Nusra being killed.
At the Handarat Palestinian Camp, the Syrian Air Force conducted a series of airstrikes, targeting Islamic Front militants to the west. Violent clashes continue in the Handarat District between members of Ahrar Al-Sham and the Syrian Arab Army.
The Syrian Arab Army obstructed another infiltration attempt by Jabhat Al-Nusra militants into the Al-Zahra District in west Aleppo. Jabhat Al-Nusra has targeted this district for over 3 months, attempting to breakthrough the SAA frontline defense near the Air Force Intelligence building.
After liberating the strategic village of Jbeileh near the Aleppo Central Prison, the Syrian Arab Army continued its attack west, at Al-Muslimiyyah. The SAA was able to secure two neighborhoods inside the village, forcing the Islamic State militants to reinforce their positions.