Following the recent success in the Ramouseh Artillery Base and the Ramouseh Neighborhood, the Jaish al-Fatah operation room is preparing to develop the momentum in more areas of the Aleppo city. According tpo Radio al-Kul, the Jaish al-Mujahideen militant group’s commander has announced plans to launch operations aimed at the Castello Highway and the Nayrab Airportin northern Aleppo. Furthermore, various jihadi factions have been continuing to consolidate their units into a single force. Recently, Thuwar al-Sham has reportedly merged with Jaish al-Mujahideen that is a part of the Jaish al-Fatah operation room.
Thus far, the jihadists are in control of a major part of the Ramouseh Neighborhood. However, the Syrian army is still holding the Cement Plan there. The Jaish al-Fatah is also in full control of the Ramouseh Artillery Base after the Syrian army and Hezbollah have withdrawn from the base’s Airforce Technical College.
Recently, Liwa al-Quds units that had been deployed in the area between the Castello Highway and Handarat camp have arrived to southwestern Aleppo in order to assist the pro-government forces there. Reports say that the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces led by Col. Suheil al-Hassan are still in northern Aleppo.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have been delivering massive air strikes on jihadi targets in the areas recently captured by them in southwestern Aleppo while clashes have been reported at Amiriyah and Ramouseh.
Jaish al-Fatah is also in control of about 80% of the 1070 Apartment Project.
The video of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) attack south of the Automated Bakery in Ramouseh.
The video of clashes in Ramouseh (yesteday evening):
There are reports that the jihadists have reopened the Alramousa road and set a supply line to eastern Aleppo. However, the modern tactical situation does not allow them to deliver supplies there because the Syrian army is able to conduct artillery shellings of the area. This allows to condlucde that, indeed, the siege has not been lifted.
The Jaish al-Fatah will need to push the pro-government forces from the 3000 Appartment Project in order to deliver at least partial supplies to eastern Aleppo.
Local sources report that the joint jihadi forces have concentrated a high number of experienced infantry in southwestern Aleppo. Furthermore, the urban fighting does not allow Syria and Russia to use their advantage in the air power.
These facts indicate that the pro-government forces will not be able to take apper hand in the ongoing clashes, easily. The result of the battle will depend on the actions on the ground.