Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on November 8, 2016

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Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on November 8, 2016

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The Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, the Desert Hawks Brigade, Hezbollah and its allies pressure on Jaish al-Fatah militants in western Aleppo.

November 7 evening, the government forces seized about 6 building blocks in the 1070 Apartment Project:

Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on November 8, 2016

On November 8, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces and its allies continued the operation in the southwestern Aleppo and seized the full control over the 1070 Apartment Project, the Al-Rakhmih Hill and the Motah Hill. Iranian-backed militias embeded with Iranian military advisers reportedly played an important role in the operation.

Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on November 8, 2016

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At the same time, the Syrian Arab Air Force continued to deliver air strikes on Jaish al-Fatah targets in the southwestern Aleppo countryside with special attention to the group’s supply lines in the area.

Meanwhile, reports have appeared that Jaish al-Fatah is deploying 2,000 more fighters from Idlib to Aleppo. This confirms that Jaish al-Fatah’s defenses are collapsing in the southwestern Aleppo and the current militant striking force is already not enough to achieve any gains in the city.

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  • Hunter1324

    Ok, how far is the SAA going to take their offensive Westwards? Because it seems an oppening has been cleared in the area.

    Maybe it’s time to dust off the deep battle book…

    • Yrreiht

      With thousands of enemies at est-aleppo in their back ? Let’s clean the area first.

    • MeMadMax

      They have to completely destroy the FSA in either aleppo or damascus before they can move on.

    • John

      Hello Hunter. My impression is that this is a giant vacuum cleaner operation. Drawing more fighters into the maw of the grinder. It is sucking the reserves from Idlib and that is perfect. When the SAA et al rolls west at some point, I don´t think Nusra and Friends will have much left to put up a fight. My take on it. Have a great day.

      • ClausRasmussen

        The regime has concentrated a large force in Aleppo and all of their elite units. It was expected that they would storm the East Aleppo pocket, but the plan could indeed be to draw the rebels core force into open battle west of the city and destroying them there

        • Ronald

          Turkey has claimed today , that Manbij is their next objective , and yesterday heard the SAA was preparing to take Al Bab. So my guess is the large force could be to cleanup Aleppo as much as possible, before going east to block Turkish moves south. The Afrin Kurdish and SAA apparently have come to some sort of agreement .

  • Gabriel Hollows

    Is it not a bit dishonest to show the 1070 Apartment Project as “Liberated” when they only seized 6 buildings + the 3 ones they had before?

    • ClausRasmussen

      They said they seized the buildings yesterday; they took the rest today

    • BMWA1

      Plus these a large panelek type buildings, really, large apt. blocks.

      • Gabriel Hollows

        I don’t know why they bother, to be honest. Just take the lower floors and then level the whole building.