Al-Nusra Front has reportedly deployed up to 10,000 militants near the city of Aleppo. The terrorist group is preparing a major offensive.
According to Russia’s intelligence, about 8,000 al-Nusra militants have been deployed south-west of Aleppo and up to 1,500 militants have been deployed north of the Syrian city, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said journalists on April 11.
“It is known that a large-scale offensive is planned [by al-Nusra terrorists] to cut the road linking Aleppo and Damascus,” he noted.
If Al Nusra and its allies are successful, they will be able to set a blockade on Northern Syria, The Russian general emphasized that the government forces’ efforts are focused on preventing this.
“Terrorists continue attacks on Sheikh Maqsoud and al-Zagra on the outskirts of Aleppo,” head of the General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate Rudskoy added
Map by Peto Lucem