Just as jihadists from Jabhat Al-Nusra, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Ahrar Al-Sham were beginning to mobilize for a major offensive in North Aleppo, the elite Tiger Forces destroyed 7 armored vehicles, including 3 BMPs and 4 tanks, before the militants had a chance to launch their attack. This was preceded by the destruction of a VBIED in rebel-held territory before it had begun its journey to the Mallah region.
The failed offensive went from bad to worse for the jihadists as the Syrian Army went on to capture 4 BMPs as well as 2 tanks (T-72 and T-55) while the remaining militants fled the battle, and to further exacerbate their woes, the Tiger Forces managed to surround and capture a group of 20 militants in the vicinity of the Mallah farms.
News of this failed offensive comes at a sensitive time for North Aleppo, as rebel forces desperately attempt to lift the siege that has been imposed upon the eastern neighborhoods of Syria’s largest city. Should the jihadists fail to do this, they will most likely be forced to succumb to the terms of the Syrian government in order to resolve the conflict there, as basic supplies have become scarce and have already begun to sky-rocket in price.
Pictures of the captured equipment below: