On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated roughly half the Hanano district during a swift offensive in the northeastern part of Aleppo city.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the SAA imposed full control over Hanano’s fire station, post office, orphanage, Farouk Mosque, Industrial area, wedding venues, and Omar Ibn al-Khattab Mosque while preliminary reports suggested the capture of several other key buildings.

The advance follows the highly important capture of Tall Zuhur five days ago, a crucial hilltop east of the Hanano district which allowed government forces to direct and overlook advances deep inside Hanano’s housing area from afar.

Prior to Syrian government forces storming the Hanano district, airstrikes and artillery rounds pounded insurgents in the neighbourhood. According to an Al-Masdar source, the primary faction defending the district is Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, an al-Qaeda affiliate.

The Hanano district has otherwise been under complete insurgent control since the summer of 2012. As darkness settled over Aleppo on Thursday evening, heavy clashes continued in the neighbourhood while rebel forces attempted to solidify a new defensive line.

The SAA also advanced on the Jabal Badro front on Thursday evening. More info will follow soon regarding the latter…

A larger version of the map can be found here.

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Finally, some progress! So many failed attacks on Sheik Saaed, at least now we’re getting somewhere. If they follow this through then the bubble becomes split in two, which probably won’t happen due to the baddies not wanting to be doubly cut off, so essentially the bubble will just be reduced by a third. After Turkey’s increasing hostility, not even hidden however badly underneath extremist proxies, the SAA needs to hurry up with East Aleppo to free up troops to deal with whatever shitstorm might be around the corner. Don’t know what they’re doing in North Aleppo if they’re going… Read more »

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Turkish army will not advance behind daesh occupied territories. If Kurds hold on FSA, FAA is pretty mobile.

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Cool avatar, this site’s starting to get real classy.