By now, the Syrian army has successfully repelled all jihadist attempts to re-open the strategic Castello Road, heading to the jihadi-controlled areas of Aleppo city.
According to reports, the joint force of Al-Nusra, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki and Ahrar Al-Sham recently lost about 30 fighters, 7 armored vehicles, 4 battle tanks and 3 BMPs. The Syrian army’s Tiger Forces also captured a 20-strong jihadi unit near the Mallah Farms.
Meanwhile, the Thuwar al-Sham militant group detonated a tunnel bomb under the Syrian army’s positions at the traffic control building in Aleppo.
Controversial information is aviable about the plans of militant groups. Some sources argue that the jihadi forces stopped their operations in the area for “technical and military reasons.” If reports are true, the government forces have won this round of the battle for Aleppo. Nonetheless, lots of heavy clashes are expected in the nearest future.
However, other sources say that despite recent failures jihadi forces are preparing “special operations” against the Syrian army in and near Aleppo city.