This week started off rough for the Syrian Armed Forces, as the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” – in coordination with their allies from Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham – launched a large-scale offensive around the provincial capital and the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, producing substantial gains at the town of Bashkoy and the Al-Rashideen District in Aleppo City.

On Monday morning, the militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra – alongside their allies – captured a number of building blocks inside the Al-Rashideen District of the provincial capital; however, the Al-Qaeda combatants were unsuccessful in capturing the strategic Scientific Research Facility that the soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Liwaa Al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigades) remain entrenched at inside the district.

In addition to their success at Al-Rashideen, the militants from Jabhat Al-Nusra also achieved success at Bashkoy, where they captured the hills overlooking the town, including Tal Al-Afghani at the western outskirts.

With Jabhat Al-Nusra and their allies suffering heavy losses during this offensive, the Syrian Armed Forces chose the perfect time to began a small counter-offensive to retake the ground lost at Bashkoy and the Al-Rashideen District; this proved successful on Friday morning, as the soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army, the National Defense Forces, and Liwaa Al-Quds overpowered the Al-Qaeda combatants and recaptured a number of points.

Among those points recaptured by the Syrian Armed Forces, the aforementioned were able to retake control of Tal Al-Afghani and the hills surrounding the town of Bashkoy, killing and wounding a number of enemy combatants from Al-Qaeda in the process.

ALSO READ  Syria has reached an understanding with hostile Arab nations: Assad

According to a military source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Syrian Armed Forces have killed over 100 Jabhat Al-Nusra militants in the span of four days; meanwhile, the Syrian Armed Forces reported 31 soldiers killed-in-action (KIA).

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
James Padgett
Guest
James Padgett

Dear Father i nHeaven, Please give great ongoing comfort, strength, encouragement, hope and provision to each family member of the 30 SAA soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the sake of their country. Cause the terrorists to decimate each other. Remove all agreements and any unity among the terrorists. Cause them to make grave tactical errors that will result in great losses to their ranks. Continue to give great insights and strategies to the Syrian military commanders. Cause civilians to give tips to the Syrian govt. that can help destroy the terrorists. Amen