The Syrian army, Hezbollah, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba have been reportedly deploying troops, battle tanks and artillery south of Aleppo for an operation to secure the city’s countryside and prevent militant offensive operations in the area.
Some pro-government sources have already claimed that the offensive is started:
— Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1) December 26, 2016
Most likely goal of the advance if it takes place will be the Rashidin- Qarasi-Khan Tuman-Al Eis sector along the M5 Highway.
SouthFront closely follows the situation and is already preparing a military map of the area.