On August 21, the situation in southwestern Aleppo was remaining tense. However, the Syrian Army, the National Defense Forces, Hezbollah, and other pro-government militias supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, was not able to make significant gains against the Jaish al-Fatah operation room.
The pro-government forces failed to seize Tell Mahrouqat and Al-Qarassi village, but they seized the Alqara hill and Tal Syratel. The control of Alqara will allow the Syrian army to strengthen fire pressure on the Khan Touman-Ramouseh road. Nonetheless, this will not shift the balance in the area, significantly.
All Jash al-Fatah attacks on the Alqara hill were repelled.
In coming days, the Syrian government foorces will likely continue attempts to increase fire pressure on militants localted in Jaish al-Fatah’s corridor to eastern Aleppo. They will need to capture at least the Alqara hill to do so.
Meanwhile, Russian and Syrian warplanes conducted up to 40 air strikes in and near Aleppo city. The air srikes were reported at the Ramouseh roundabout, the Ramouseh Artillery Academy, the Al-‘Amariyah neighborhood and the village of Al-Qarassi.