Last night, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” withdrew from the Aleppo Thermal Power Plant’s compounds after a series of intense firefights with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists that were entrenched inside this strategic site in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside.

However, at dawn this morning, the Tiger Forces – backed by Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – launched another powerful assault on the Thermal Power Plant’s northern perimeter, resulting in another violent battle with the ISIS terrorists that were spread around its compounds.

Assisting the government forces from above, the Russian Air Force conducted a number of air raids this morning in order to help propel the Tiger Forces and their allies to penetrate ISIS’ defenses and reenter this strategic site in eastern Aleppo.

Currently, the Tiger Forces and their allies are still attempting to break-through ISIS’ front-line defenses at the Aleppo Thermal Power Plant; however, they have yet achieve any significant progress, thanks in large part to the terrorist group’s reinforcements that arrived last night.

The coming hours will be very critical for both sides; if the Syrian Armed Forces can reenter the Thermal Power Plant’s compounds, they will most likely seize the entire facility this time.

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Daniel
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Daniel
2016-02-17 13:27

I think there should be an second offensive from the south towards Ayn Sabil or Tall Istabal…. Thermal Plant is hard to attack just from one side… very good cover for Daesh… and Tiger Forces cant use big weapons …otherwise Thermal Plant is destroyed

Yonatan
Yonatan
2016-02-17 16:53
Reply to  Daniel

I wouldn’t be surprised if the takfiris blow it up anyway as their final last stand. The Ukrainians blew up similar stations in east Ukraine when they were forced to retreat.

3AM
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3AM
2016-02-17 18:55

How it comes that they haven’t seen reinforcement coming? What was RuAF doing? It seems like Tiger forces have run out of steam.

mike
mike
2016-02-18 01:41
Reply to  3AM

nah mate… it just takes time as they dont wana destroy the thermal plant. it provides electricity to the whole region and even to aleppo.

they can annihilate them in 1 day but it has to be done smartly whilst minimizing destruction .

3AM
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3AM
2016-02-18 10:04
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So you recon reinforcement has come from the plant itself? Yesterday it was reported that tiger forces where busy clearing thermal plant from explosive devices. Was it really a time to clear thermal plant from explosive devices or deal with approaching reinforcement? Ambushing coming reinforcement would do no harm to the plant or maybe you think it would.