The situation remains tense in southwestern Aleppo. The Jaish al-Fatah operation room holds positions in the corridor to the militant-controlled areas in eastern Aleppo with strong points in the 1070 Apartment Project, the Ramouseh Artillery Base, the norther part of Ramouseh Neighborhood and the roundabout near the Al-Ameria area.
Since today morning, militant units have been advancing on the Syrian army positions at the 3000 Apartment Project and al-Hamdaniyah. Clashes are also ongoing in the norther part of Ramouseh Neighborhood and at the Cement Plant.
The both sides have difficulties with providing supplies to the besieged areas. The Jaish al-Fatah operation room were able to deliver few aid trucks to the Alramousa Neighborhood while the Syrian government delivered some supplies to western Aleppo through the Castello Highway. However, such dlivers are complicated due to the tense situation at the frontlines.
Pro-militant sources report that the joint jihadi forces were able to destroy 2 battle tanks, 2 vehicles with machine guns and over 40 Syrian army troops and Hezbollah fighters yesterday. In turn, pro-government sources say that over 60 jihadists were killed.
Now, the jihadists are attempting to push the pro-government forces from the Cement Plant in the Ramouseh Neighborhood and from the 3000 Apartment Project. It would allow them to set more or less safe way to supply the areas in eastern Aleppo through the opened corridor.
Syrian warplanes are carrying out air strikes on jihadi targets in southwest Aleppo:
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Various unconfirmed reports say that the Syrian government is redeploying up to 6000 fighters as reinforcements to the Syrian army in Aleppo city. This force should allow the pro-government forces to succesfully prevent all jihadi attempts to widen the corridor to eastern Aleppo.