Not long after foiling a jihadist offensive in the Mallah farms and neutralizing dozens of jihadists whilst capturing many vehicles, the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces struck again.
The Tiger Forces continued their advance south of the Mallah Farms capturing the swimming pool and the Castillo Complex in the Castillo Amusement Park region. This advance further tightens the siege on the rebel held districts of east Aleppo and threatens to cut off the militants holed up in Bani Zaid and Layramoun.
Should the Tiger Forces advance a few kilometers down the Castillo Highway, they would be able to link up with their comrades from the 4th Mechanized Division who are currently engaged in violent urban battles in Layramoun Industrial District. If the Syrian forces succeed in linking up the Castillo arc, they would be in a better position to launch an offensive on the villages in the Anadan plains north of Syria’s largest city.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have haunted the militants around Layramoun and Kafr Hamra barring them from reinforcing and resupplying their beleaguered comrades entrenched on the front lines of the city. All this comes at a sensitive time when the leadership of the FSA’s Division 16 resigned after devastating defeats in city.
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