Government Forces Launch Offensive In Eastern Aleppo – Reports

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Pro-government forces, led by the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, have reportedly lauched an offensive in the eastern countryside of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Unconfirmed reports in pro-government sources appeared on January 17 that pro-government forces advanced against ISIS terrorists, seized the village of A`bad  and attacked Rasm Al-Abed. The advance was reportedly backed up by artillery and airstrikes.

If true, this advance can be a government response to the ongoing ISIS advance in Deir Ezzor.

Government Forces Launch Offensive In Eastern Aleppo - Reports

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  • Trustin Judeau

    The offensive is led be Suheil Al Hassan.The goal could be Tabqa.It is not sure for now.The offensive was planned for more than a month.

    • Max

      Deir hafer and the water pump near Euphrates and the airstrip is more logical targets.

      • abuqahwa

        Yes, agreed. Then hopefully co-ordinated advance down the N4 with 555 Brigade Grouping from ITHRIYAH pushing NE

    • abuqahwa

      Longer term strategic objective will be TABQA (dam and airbase) leading to RAQQA. Immediate operational objectives are DEIR HAFER, JIRAH AB, KHAFSAH water stations.
      You are right ref planning – movement of troops and logistics started mid-December, once Aleppo was liberated forces were re-deployed to Kuweis staging area