Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on October 5, 2016

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Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on October 5, 2016

The Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF), Liwa al-Quds (a Palestinian pro-government militia) and Hezbollah have been conducting operations against the Jaish al-Fatah militant operation room (allied with al-Nusra Front) in the northern and central parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

In northern Aleppo, the main clashes have been ongoing for the Awijah Neighborhood where the Syrian government forces have taken ctonrol of the buildings of Flin Jeans, Yeast factories, Brewery and the water plant.

Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on October 5, 2016

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Various sources have been reporting that militants are going to withdraw from Awijah since the start of the week. However, the practive has shown that Jaish al-Fatah is set to fight for the area.

Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on October 5, 2016

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In central Aleppo, the Syrian army and Hezbollah are engaging militants in the  neighborhoods of Suleiman al-Halabi and Bostan al-Pasha. However, no gains have been reported there. In northerh Aleppo, the Syrian army and the NDF have seized over 10 buildings in the al-Ameria Neighborhood.

Local sources indicate that Jaish al-Fatah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front) are deploying forces in western Aleppo for a fresh attempt to break the siege of militant-controlled areas of the city.

The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force bomb the militants’ supply lines linking southwestern Aleppo and the Idlib countryside in order to complicate this move. Over 50 air strikes have been reported in the areas southwest of Aleppo city since yesterday.

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  • Derapage

    How many people is involved into this war? I mean how many terrorist is fighting against Assad and vice versa.

    • Ilies Bekhtaoui

      no one knows we know that there are more then 12 thousands syrian stroops + there allies and they have hunderds of thanks and millitary equipment but we know nothing from the terrorist side the only way is to wait till the government forces take the whole town until we get a accurate number of terrorist deaths but they should be around 7 thousands or more inside the city and with syrian advances they should be less and many thousands outside the city

    • Alex M

      There are around 50,000 troops fighting for the Syrian Democratic Forces, for the Syrian Armed Forces it’s anywhere from 150,000 to 220,000 (90-100,000 of which are part of the National Defence Forces). The Islamic State has between 15,000 and 20,000. The FSA’s “Southern Front” has 25,000 troops. There’s around 20,000 Opposition fighters in Idlib province and 14,000 in Aleppo City.
      By far the strongest groups are the Syrian government, Syrian Democratic Forces and ISIS. The Syrian Government forces have centralized coordination, organization, a mostly contiguous territory with internal stability, ideological unity, most of Syria’s infrastructure, a clear goal, modern military equipment and powerful allies (Russia, Iran, Hezbollah). The SDF has some backing from the US, central coordination and organization, sufficient ideological unity, a clear goal, a mostly contiguous territory with internal stability, and has gathered the support of non-Kurdish militias and tribes. ISIS has a mostly contiguous territory, oil, fanaticism, ideological unity, a clear goal, weakening internal stability, central organization and coordination, a modern military (stolen from Iraqi army) and until recently had a flood of foreign fighters.
      The Syrian opposition is broken up into hundreds of factions and militias that are only loosely united by their hatred of Assad. Most are Islamist, although some (especially in the Southern front) are secular. Their territory is completely non-contiguous, they have no clear goal, they have the backing of Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia but their military force is inferior. The territories they rule are devastated ruins. They are completely uncoordinated with little to no organization, fighting local conflicts unrelated to any master plan for capturing Syria. Sometimes they will actually fight each other. Despite this they’re actually well entrenched while it’s ISIS that’s losing the most ground (mostly because they’re fighting multiple enemies at once on multiple fronts with no external allies, suffering defections, reduced revenue and a reduced number of foreign fighters).

  • Kire Stojanovski

    al-Ameria Neighborhood is in southern Aleppo, not northern.