Fronts of Western Aleppo have witnessed full silence after the Syrian Army managed to advance west of Anadan capturing Khirbat Anadan. Though the Syrian Army failed to advance further south to Rashideen and Zahra’ districts.
HTS (Haya’at Tahrir Al-Sham, formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) announced that it repelled all government attacks targeting SAA positions south of Rashideen with mortar shells in addition to destroying an ATGM firing position with a TOW missile likely received from US-supported FSA factions:
On the other hand, the SAA (Syrian Arab Army) announced downing of two HTS drones and a number of killing and injuring terrorists in Andana during SAA shelling a building fortified by HTS.
The Russian and Syrian Air Forces continue to target Ahrar al-Sham and HTS positions in areas of Anadan, Hayyan, and Hreitan.
Both rebel and government sources are increasingly talking about masses of government troops mobilizing in Aleppo’s western countryside prior to a massive anticipated offensive. Though the ongoing Kafraya-Zabadani agreement makes us believe that an extensive offensive in west Aleppo will not happen in the nearest future.