The Syrian Army, the National Defenes Forces and Hezbolalh, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, is developing counter-offensive in southwestern Aleppo. Pro-government sources argue that the Syrian army has already captured some building blocks in the 1070 Apartment Project and engaged terrorists in the Ramouseh Neighborhood.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, about 7,000 heavy armored terrorists have been contentrated southeast of Aleppo city. The build-up comes amid the announcement of three-hour daily ceasefire for the embattled city.
Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operations department of the Russian General Staff:
“Terrorists amassed to a unit of some 7,000 fighters, armed with tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery and trucks with weapons mounted on them.”
“Militants are pulling their troops from the controlled areas in the provinces of Idlib, Homs and Hama.”
This group of terrorists will likely be involved in the battle as soon the Syrian army poses a phisical threat to the corridor opened by Jaish al-Fatah.