The Syrian Arab Republic’s Prime Minister, Dr. Wa’el Al-Halaqi, issued a statement on Sunday, asserting that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian Air Force are preparing a large-scale offensive to liberate the provincial capital of the Aleppo Governorate from the armed groups inside.
“The Russian Air Force and Syrian Army are preparing to restore security to Aleppo and Damascus; we are determined to liberate these cities from the terrorists.”
Following Dr. Halaqi’s statement, the Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid Mu’allem, confirmed the joint military operation to liberate Aleppo City.
Recently, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” were deployed to the Aleppo Governorate after liberating the strategic city of Palmyra (Tadmur) from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
The Tiger Forces’ deployment to northern Aleppo coincides with the latest aerial campaign being conducted by the Russian Air Force around the province.