Today morning, the Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah have made a new push to seize the Sheikh Sa’eed Neighborhood of Aleppo city that had been controlled by militants of the Jaish al-Fatah operation room (it unites Al Nusra and its allies operating inside and outside Aleppo city). The pro-government forces have reportedly seized a number of building blocks in Sheikh Sa’eed and now is developing the advance there. Pro-militant sources argue that the operation is massively supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces. Up to 30 air strikes have been reported since the morning. Some pro-government media outlets report that Sheikh Sa’eed is successfully secured. However, this has not been confirmed.
Meanwhile, Al Nusra and its allies have launched a counter-offensive in the Handarat refugee camp that was seized by the Syrian army and its allies on September 24. Now, the camp remains a contensed area with terrorists deployed in its eastern part. Heavy clashes are ongoing in the area. Russian and Syrian warplanes have been reportedly delivering air strikes on terrorist targets there. According unfonfirmed reports, since today morning, the Russian-Syrian air power has carried out some 20 air strikes there.
In general, the pro-government forces are remaining in an offensive position inside and outside Aleppo city and strengthening the pressure on terrorists in eastern Aleppo.