On September 28, the Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF), Hezbollah and Liwaa Al-Quds (a Paletsinian pro-government militia), supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Air Force, officially launched a full-scale military operation in order to liberate the militant-controlled eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city.
Indeed, military operations of the Syrian government forces in Aleppo city started much earlier. On September 25, the army, the NDF and Hezbollah entered the Sheikh Sa’eed Neighborhood and advanced along the road leading to the Hajj roundabout in eastern Aleppo.
TIP: Some readers have aksed why the fuel depot is shown as a militant-controlled area. The answer is the loyalists withdrew from there during the ceasefire.
However, September 28 was the official start of the full-scale operation in the city. It started after five days of intense air and artillery strikes on militant targets in the besieged areas. Local sources also reported that Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra or al-Nusra Front) and its allies had almost now manpower reserves in eastern Aleppo.
The government forces started advance in the Old Quarter towards the Farafra Neighborhood and from the Aleppo Citadel area towards the Bab Al-Nayrab District. Hour after the start of the advance, the Syrian army and Hezbollah took control of the Farafra Neighborhood adn engaged militants in heavy clashes in the Bab Al-Nayrab District.
By September 28, the loyalists have fully secured the Farafira Neighborhood, the area northwest of the Aleppo Citadel and Osama Bin Zaid Mosque. The government forces have also advanced in the al-‘Amiriyah neighbourhood. However, there are no confirmed reports from the area. The army and Liwaa Al-Quds also attacked the Handarat refugee camp in northern Aleppo. The loyalists entered the camp after securing the Shaher area.
We recall some 8,000 fighters of various Iranian-backed militas had been deployed in the area of Aleppo city prior to the advance.
Amid clashes in Aleppo, Moscow confirmed that it will continue to support efforts of the Syrian government against terrorists despite the displeasure of the United States by these actions. In turn, Washington de-facto announced that some MANPADs may be supplied to the so-called “Syrian opposition” (Jabhat al-Nusra & co).
Relentless bombing is key now! Give them hell and let the bombs rain on the rebels, they will soon run out of ammunition and then it is game over for them.
I think the key is for some area to surrender and the fighters there to be escorted to Idlib so the world understands that this siege is not aimed at mass extinction but at taking control of Aleppo from the terrorists.
Then other neighborhoods will follow and the hardcore islamists will be left surrounded and will be exterminated.
After the mass surrenders (and pardons), the liberation of Aleppo and the extermination of the islamist vermin, the regime will be in a perfect position to dictate terms.
Aleppo is not West Ghouta. No militant group would surender there as long as the war is still going on, apart from individual fighters.
Fine, lets just kill them all. Terrorist filth…
Obviously there’s a caviar to these Syria war that most observers are not taking note of, the preparation for the liberation of Palestine through the newly emerging battle hardened LIWAA AL-QUDS a clear alternative to group such as Hamas, Fatah etc. The Zionists clearly understand these that’s why they are he’ll bent on seeing to the defeat of the Resistance-Axis.
Maybe you should’ve mentioned before of the loss of the fuel depot.
” Those who want peace seldom have to lie. Its the promoters of wars for whom truth is the enemy.” Michael Rivero