On October 25, unknown militants targeted the Justice Palace and several civilian buildings in the district of al-Zahra in the northern part of the city of Aleppo with heavy machine-guns, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The attack caused material damage, but no casualties were reported.
The SANA’s reporter in Aleppo said that the SAA had shelled several positions of the militants southwest of the city with “suitable weapons” in response to this new violation of the Russian-Turkish deconfliction agreement.
A day earlier, the militants shelled several districts in Aleppo with mortars and rockets, which provoked a “fierce” response by the SAA. Local sources reported that the opposition-held areas of Kafr Hamrah, Dahrat Abd Rabh, al-Salat, al-Zahra and al-Leramoun in the vicinity of the city were heavily shelled.
These attacks, which are happening on daily bases, may force the SAA and its allies to employ a military option to secure Aleppo. Such a development would be a major setback for the deconfliction agreement.