Militants that ingored a proposal to withdraw from the southeastern part of Aleppo city last night, retreated to an area north of Ramouseh.
It’s metter of hours when they will be purged by government forces.
Before launching new full-scale operations, the Syrian military and its allies will need to regroup, resupply and rotate their forces and to improve security of the Aleppo countryside.
Then, government forces will have next goals and priorities:
- to take back Palmyra;
- to seize miltiant-held pockets near Homs and Damascus;
- to advance on Idlib;
The advance in the direction of al-Bab also looks not likely because this could lead to full-scale military confrontation with the Turkish Armed Forces. However, the Syrian government can decide to provide some assistance to Kurdish YPG forces clashing with pro-Turkey militant groups in the area.
SouthFront Team is going to release a dedicated video-analysis on the topic today at 21:00 CET.