Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

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Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

On October 28, the Jaish al-Fatah militant operation room launched a full-scale offensive in order to break the siege of militant-controlled neighborhoods of Aleppo city that had been set by the Syrian government forces.

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

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It’s confirmed that Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch), Jaish al-Mujahideen, Fastaqim Kama Umirt, Faylaq al-Sham, Ajnad al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and the Islamic Front participate in the operation. In coming hours all them will be described by the mainstream media reporting on the topic as a ‘moderate opposition’.

Mosques in the besieged eastern Aleppo are blaring ‘Allahu Akhbar’ the joint militant forces begin an offensive to break siege

The offensive begun with massive shelling of the al-Assad Neighborhood in western Aleppo with ‘Grad’ missiles, artillery and mortars.

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

Then, three vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) targeted the government positions in the Al-Assad Neighborhood. Reports say that at least one major checkpoint belonging to the Syrian army was destroyed.

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

Photo of the explosion

According to the inicial reports, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham used a Suicide Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (SVBIEDs) for this. Then pro-militant media activists ‘clarified’ that one explosion was result of a ‘remote-controlled’ vehicle-borne improvised explosive device used by the Islamic Front.

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

Alleged ‘remote-controlled’ vehicle-borne improvised explosive device

In this case, only 2 of 3 car bombs were run by the suicide bombers.

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

MSM: it’s not a Suicide Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

Then, the joint miliatnt forces attacked the pro-government forces’ positions at Research Facility, Minyan, Dahiyat al-Assad in western Aleppo. Jabhat Fatah al-Sham claimed to have captured Minyan Sawmills after a series of short firefights. Ahrar al-Sham allegedly seized the al-Surah checkpoint at edge of the al-Assad Neighborhood.

The main offensive operations of militant forces are focused on the northwestern and western parts of Aleppo.

Clashes were also reported on the Breij front in northern Aleppo.

Photos from the militant side:

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos)

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  • Pampi Ta

    Good luck to the government and allies !

  • Gary Sellars

    Filthy foat guckers… come and die in droves….