Late on January 29, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies began advancing towards the town of Qarasi in the southwestern Aleppo countryside.
According to the U-News Agency, the army captured Qarasi’s barrier, the militants main defense line in the area, as well as several hilltops overlooking the town.
The SAA developed its offensive in southwest Aleppo in the morning, capturing the areas of Tell Maher, Tell Abiad, Tell al-Zaitoun, Tell al-Mahruqat, Jurf al-Sakhr and Khan Tuman depots. Later, the army imposed control of Khan Tuman.
Aleppo countryside also witnessed an unusual incident, in which pro-government forces allegedly shelled a convoy of the Turkish military.
The SAA’s 4th Division is leading the attack around Aleppo. Several units from the Republican Guards and Lebanon’s Hezbollah are taking part in the attack.