On November 7, the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces, the Desert Hawks Brigade, Hezbollah and other pro-government gorups launched a series of attacks on Jaish al-Fatah militants in the Rakhem Hill, the 1070 Apartment Project and the al-Assad neighborhood.
Following a series of firefights, the Syrian government forces seized the Rakhem Hill near the Mo’tah hill where clashes are still ongoing.
Recently, the Iranian Fars News Agency released a series of photos from the southern countryside of Aleppo city. The photos show the Liwa Fatemiyoun militia group, operating 152 mm towed artillery guns during the battle with Jaish al-Fatah militants. Pro-militant sources say that over 1,000 Liwa Fatemiyoun fighters are deployed in Aleppo.
The Jaish al-Mujahideen militant group has announced the death of Col. Ahmad al-Sa’eed who was the leader of the group’s anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) team in Aleppo city. Last weekend, Jaish al-Mujahideen increased ATGM strikes on the government forces’ posotions at the Uhud Hillin southern Aleppo. The death of al-Sa’eed will likely led to decrease of these operations in the area.
Menawhile, the Syrian military has allegedly deployed a significant force to the area of the Kuweires Military Airport east of Aleppo city. The reports speculate that the military build up is linked with the army’s offensive on the ISIS-controlled town of Al-Bab. However, most likely, this deployment was made amid recent expansion of the army’s control zone in the eastern Aleppo countryside.