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Northern, Northwestern Aleppo Completely Secured By Syrian Army


The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have secured the entire northern and northwestern outskirts of Aleppo’s city center.

Pro-governments sources said late on February 16 that the army and its allies are now combing the newlly-liberated areas. The army imposed control of several key towns there like Anadan, Haritan, Kafr Hamra, Yaqiz al-Adas and Kafr Bassin.

The few remaining militants in northern and northwestern Aleppo are now fleeing the region to the nearby governorate of Idlib.

Northern, Northwestern Aleppo Completely Secured By Syrian Army

Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter.

In the morning, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Turkish-backed factions launched a large-scale counter-attack against the SAA in western Aleppo in a last ditch effort to hold onto the region. However, the attack was repelled with the militants sustaining catastrophic losses.

The failure of the attack has apparently led to a state of chaos within the militants. This resulted in a full collapse once the army began advancing from several directions.

A major celebration is now taking place in Aleppo city. The locals, who have been targeted by rockets and mortars from the city’s northern and northwestern outskirts for years, are taking to the streets to cheer for the Syrian military and its allies.




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  • Mike

    Nice, it just get’s better and better, notice how scarce idiot trolls like civilian killing Iron Zion, whatever new name Jacob Whul make’s up is. Though jihadi loving British SOHR troll Bob has been showing worthless hide in other comments, either posting about fantasy Turkish victories or bitter Syria is doomed to Assad fantasies. Either way they have so far disappeared from Southfront, hope it stays that way.

    • Concrete Mike

      Yup at the end of the day, we are celebrating victories, while they celebrate mosquito bites.

    • goingbrokes

      UNCONFIRMED: HTS destroys an entire SAA armoured division in a lightning counter attack!
      Lol! Not really – only trolling Herskobitch!

    • Gary Sellars

      Its appropriate that the trash gets taken out.

  • Wolfgang Wolf

    Congratulations SAA, Tigers, RUS, IR and finally to all people in Aleppo city!

    • FlorianGeyer

      Yes, its truly fantastic news for Aleppo’s inhabitants who have so bravely endured 8 terrible years of brutal war.

      In context, the Syrian conflict with the US Empire of Terror has already raged on for three years more that WW2 in Europe.

      • AM Hants

        What is the body count comparison, between WWII and NATO and US invasions, over the last 100 years? Does anybody know?

        • FlorianGeyer

          That would be fascinating to know. I have a lot to do at the moment. Its on my ‘jobs to do list’ :)

  • gryzor84

    Oh man, do I not wanna see Julani’s face right now. And also his patrons’.

    • FlorianGeyer

      I would like to see Julani’s head on a pole along with his patrons heads..

      • Concrete Mike

        Very soon hopefully.

    • BlueOctopusBoy

      Isn’t Julani in a vegetative state after a Ru Airstrike last year? In the videos he is moved around like a museum show piece

      • Gary Sellars

        They follow him around with a mop and bucket….

  • Gjergj

    Congratulation Syria! I have been closely following this conflict since early 2014! It was not difficult to understand who the good guys were and what was the best option for Syria was! I’m so happy what’s right and just for Syria and Syrian people triumphed in such a fascinating manner today!

    Wish with all of my heart for further progress and stability for Syria and and all of the Syrians (terrorist minded people excluded) till a full Victory against bad and evil comes!

    • AM Hants

      2014, was when I started following events in Ukraine. Hope Eastern Ukraine soon finds peace. Same mob involved.

      Well done and good luck to Syria.

  • ruca

    In the videos the people of Aleppo are understandably euphoric. I can’t even imagine how great that feels. Congratulations to them and I hope that they didn’t lose too many of their fathers, husbands and brothers.

    • BMWA1

      I expect revenge strike by IDF from Beka valley in violation of that airspace to random Damascus suburb with 85 percent intercept rate on those missiles by Syria air defense. Ladbrokes might give even odds so take them on fifty quid bet.

      • Paul Sharpe

        If the Houthis can shoot down a Saudi Tornado, what is Hezbollah capable of?

      • ruca

        No doubt that there will be retaliation from the fake state.

        • AM Hants

          How many terrorist are still around, either not being taken out or fled to Turkey?

          The US has only had 17 or is it 19 years peace, since going independent on 4 July 1776. Yet, they only had 1 success in the 20th and 21st Century. Even that took months to defeat the tiny Island of Grenada. Even the pig farmers of Vietnam, with a lot of help from the Hanoi Canary aka John McCain, saw them off.

  • ifke

    Congratulations, SAA and allies, I wish you to free your whole country! Today you won a great victory!

  • EveryoneIsBiased

    Not having time these days to comment much..

    BUT HELL YEAH! For so many years I have waited, we, all world wide humans who stand behing international law, and against Jihadism and Sunni+NATO imperialism, including all all secular Syrians.
    We ALL prevailed. We ALL, no matter how small or big or part was. And we ALL will prevail in the rest of occupied Syrian areas.

    This is the start of the end. The END of Turkish, US+NATO, and Gulf state barbarism.

    Time and truth is on our side.

    • occupybacon

      Not all NATO support the Sunni extremists, it’s the mass media that keeps telling lies about the situation in Syria

      • EveryoneIsBiased

        True, if you mean the population of NATO countries (including my very own).
        Still, the top level politicians support it, with at least money. And they dont oppose it too, and with that support the lies in MSM. They are at least cowards.
        But yeah, most people in NATO countries would totally oppose the current policies of supporting Jihadists, if the MSM would tell them the truth.
        And therefore, we need to spread the truth, and fight MSM, to bring this truth to our fellow compatriots, so they too can see behind the criminal narrative.
        NATO countries are just puppets for the US, sadly. Besides Turkey, which is no puppet or victim, but as criminal and imprialistic as the US MIC and deep state.
        But if we could spread the truth to most of our fellow NATO compatriots, all that criminal narratives would break down. And that is what we need to do. Even more, and even faster.

        • FlorianGeyer

          Well said.

        • Gary Sellars

          Media whores need to be held to account.

          • AM Hants

            Owned by 6 corporations who thrive on war.

        • AM Hants

          Have you noticed the leaders of NATO turn up after waving the ‘peace’ banner?

          Tony Blair’s good mate, who gave a reference to his good friend, Thomas Hamilton (check out Dunblane school massacre). Was it George Robertson, the ex-peace activist, who went from Blair’s Defence Minister to Head of NATO? Then how many non-nuclear nations, failed politicians and good friends of Sorass, became NATO leaders, including the latest?

          How much funding does Sorass, Burisma Holdings and military industrial corporations fund NATOs ‘Think tank’, the Atlantic Council?

          How many members of the Atlantic Council are children or grandchildren of the Bolsheviks and Nanzi elite, who were provided ‘safe passage’ courtesy Allen Dulles/CIA exercise ‘operation Paperclip’?

          How many of the same kids/grandchildren ended up in youth politics and full time education, never holding a job, let alone having any form of military experience?

          No wonder NATO has never, ever had any success, apart from leaving peaceful nations, prior to arrival, in a state of civil war, following their exit? That is when they actually get round to leaving.

          Well done Syria and all her true friends on their success.

    • FlorianGeyer

      There is still hard fighting to do I think, as the US, NATO and the Turks are too dumb to slink away quietly, as all of them are drunk from drinking their cheap Home Brewed Hubris.

      • EveryoneIsBiased

        True Florian. It will take some years still.
        But now, with Russia back at not appeasing Erdogan, the tide has turned.
        NATO and their allies in this criminal enterprise will still try to change the development. But they are now openly showing themselves as impotent to do so.
        The Kurds are now more and more changing sides, even though that too will take some time. And ofc Turkey will not leave Idlib Afrin and North Syria willingly.
        But the tide has turned. Russia is banking again on its strength, and the god damned Idlib deal era is now over. Even though Russia will still throw Erdogan some face saving bone now and then, it will not repeat the appeasement failures.

        And this, IMHO is the pivotal turning point. We will still need patience, but sooner or later, the end will come.

        • FlorianGeyer

          I hope it will not take too many years.
          As you say though, NATO are a stubborn organisation and stubborn people are not the most intelligent. Forceful as an ox perhaps, but with no reasoning other than the will to use force.

          I recall saying to a friend many years ago that NATO was only able to defeat weak nations. We had an argument about that, or rather he argued and I said ‘ We will see what NATO is made of when their opponent has airpower ,nuclear weapons and the ability to shoot back.

          My friend was a colonel at the time. We still exchange Christmas cards :)

  • good american

    It’s so nice to see such happiness.

  • That’s the Syria Western Media doesn’t want the world to see. A Syria where the people support their government and support Assad against the terrorists who have been terrorizing them for years. Go SAA! The war is almost over! 😊😊😊

    • Barba_Papa

      The concept that there are people in Syria who supported Assad and didn’t want the ‘moderate rebels’ to win is almost unknown in the West thanks to the shoddy biased reporting of the MSM.

    • Selbstdenker

      So true. I worked in Damascus, and had the best time of my life. Fantastic food and night life. Even Octoberfest :-)

  • alejandro casalegno

    Five years ago, Syria was doomed, the Army was broken………………and Russia come!!!!!!
    Sukhois and Spetsnaz make a LOT of difference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • MH370

      thanx to the late soleimani.. he work hard to persuade putin to jump into syria

      • alejandro casalegno

        Of course, Putin call Soleimani to Moscow, after the meeting Russia intervine!!!

    • Gary Sellars

      Don’t forget about Hezbollah and the Iranians. These boys willingly threw in with the Forces of Light, have sacrificed greatly, and much of the final victory will be due to their efforts.

      • AM Hants

        Well said.

      • alejandro casalegno

        Hezbollah and Iran save Syria in 2013-14, the rise of Daesh turn the battle again…..but Russia call Soleimani and make the gamble!!!!

    • AM Hants

      Together with their other friends who gave a helping hand. Congratulations, well done and all the best to all involved. Those who gave their lives, RIP and it was not in vain.

  • Z.P.
    • good american

      That one is very funny.

  • Barba_Papa

    Now that you have them on the run keep on going. As a Dutch saying goes, let’s see where the ship will wash up and where the headchoppers make their final stand.

    • alejandro casalegno

      Afim, the last battle of the civil war will be in Afrin…….YPG on the front, with SAA support.


    HMM, maybe time to take a cruise up route 62 to the NW. This would make Erdogan even more upset ! Are there any official stop lines on this front yet? :)) (The south seems to be in ceasefire mode all ready)

  • MH370

    ooooo jihadisit
    know that u being betrayed by erdogan and joulani
    kill both to avenged yours

  • gustavo

    Congratulation to SAA-RUssia-Hezbolah-Iran ground troops, and mainly to Russia-Syria air forces for their great support to ground troops. ¿ Celebration ?, let us wait until Syria recover the total control of Idlib, and then we have a small celebration. Big celebration will be when SAA recovers Afrin, Trukey area, Kurds area, and USA area. Incredible celebration then will com with the recovery of Golan Hights.

  • Walter Mandl

    I would love to can look into the face of my syrian friend Enis!

  • Squeeth

    “Rejoice! Rejoice!” Best birthday present I’ve had for years.

    • AM Hants

      Happy Birthday.

  • Gary Sellars

    Funny how our MSM presstitute whores refuse to show images of happy Syrians celebrating the downfall of the Wests Wahhabi terrorist scum?

    No. It’s not funny at all. Its a fucking DISGRACE just how CORRUPT are our elite-owned corporate-run media echo chambers.

    • goingbrokes

      In a way it is the most shameful aspect of western culture at the mo. An utter disgrace. And you know, nothing in the West will change until lying media is dealt with. Breaking up the corporate strangle hold by dismantling the corporations would be a good start, but I’m not against lampposts either!
      Incidentally, yesterday in a dinner party a young lady told about a corporate media job she had for a short time, and how she quit disgusted because of the highly manipulative and lying culture that existed there. So you can feel it straight away, even in the lowest levels.

  • MeMad Max

    A well deserved moment of celebration however the job is far from complete.

    Keep pushing back syria, and “kill all that they send, and they will stop coming”.

  • antoun
  • ALEPPO327

    Aahh. My life is safe once more.
    You guys don’t know how euphoric it feels.

    • AM Hants

      Good luck, all the best and enjoy your future.

  • goingbrokes

    Before the jihadist invasion Aleppo was a powerhouse, and was beginning to outshine everything in the ME. It will rise again from the ashes of a criminal invasion. Aleppo will be stronger than ever!
    Thank you SAA and Bashar Al Assad!

  • J Roderet

    Wonderful news! What a massive defeat for the Neocons. All that taxpayer money spent. All of the weapons and mercenaries illegally provided to the terrorists. All of their criminal airstrikes on Syria’s government. And, of course, the endless pro-terrorist MSM propaganda. All of that, and it ended with a incredible victory for the Syrian army and its allies against the Neocons’ hordes. This really ought to give humanity hope for a new world free from the degenerate oligarchs that rule the USA.

  • Ivanus59

    Brilliant development! Congratulations to the Syrian Army and to all Syrian citizens!!!
    Next the SAA should move further west and liberate all the green areas left on this part of the map, and further recapture Darat Izza, that would be a wise choice! Force the terrorists out of as many places as possible because they’re on the run now and it’s hard for them to break this losing spree!

  • Happy people of Aleppo are celebrating. Aleppo is jihadist-free for the first time since 2012.


    To the brave Syrian Armed Forces, Russia & the other Syria allies on land, sea, and air in battle, liberating every inch of Syria’s real estate; I send a huge amount of prayers to you, so you will keep winning, winning, winning, winning. The miracles you have achieved so far are extraordinary.

    Feb. 16, 2020 – Pro-Assad forces tried to enter (55km), the Al-Tanf Syria region where the terrorist gangster faction Maghaweir Thowra is based. I am guessing that this maneuver by the Pro-Assad forces was to test positioning locations of these thugs. These thugs could be living in tunnels just like rats. If the Pro-Assad forces could cause these rats to come out of their tunnels, I am sure Russia would have documented their locations via satellites.

    …Al-Tanf Syria region quarters a handful of U.S. troops who are training this so-called terrorist gangster faction Maghaweir Thowra to fight ISIS. I think we (U.S.) have two bases in the Al-Tanf Syria region.
    …The Al-Tanf Syria region borders Jordan & Iraq.
    …Terrorist gangster faction Maghaweir Thowra might be behind all the little surprise attacks in this region, and not ISIS.
    …Rukban refugee camp is also located in the Al-Tanf Syria region; the total number of refugees at the camp is estimated at 45,000, 80% women and children.


  • AM Hants

    Nice one, reminds me of when Aleppo was freed and celebrated Christmas. Wish Syria all the best, cleaning up the last stages of the war. Created by the nations who fund the White Helmets by day Al Qaeda/ISIS/Daesh (or whatever they are called by night).