The joint forces of various jihadi factions are developing momentum in southwestern Aleppo.
Following, the morning offensive, they reportedly successfully advanced in the Ramouseh Artillery Base and in the Ramouseh Neighborhood, cutting of the supply line to the government-controlled areas in western Aleppo.
Clashes in the Ramouseh Artillery Base (from militant side):
Pro-militant sources claim that the jihadists have already reopened Alramousa road in the south east of Aleppo city. These reports have not been confirmed. Furthermore any such statements are very questionable because even if they are able to re-open this road, it will be under heavy artillery fire from the Syrian army.
Clashes in the Ramouseh Artillery Base (from the Syrian army side):
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Meanwhile, pro-government sources argue that the siege have not been lifted. According to reports, Syrian army and Tiger Forces units were able to repell the jihadist’s attempts to advance in the Ramouseh Neighborhood and even resotred some sites in the artillery base. These reports are not confirmed, also.
Conflicting reports from the ground does not allow to confirm or deny the both versions. However, it’s clear that intense fihting in the area cut off the supply line to the government-controlled western urban area of Aleppo. This is a significant success of the militants that leads to the escalation of this stage of the battle for the city.