On November 16, the Syrian army, Hezbollah and other pro-government groups liberated the area of Aqrab in the western part of Aleppo city.
November 16 morning, the government forces launched a preemptive shelling of Jaish al-Fatah militants in Aqrab and then attacked their positions. Following a series of clashes, the army and its allies boke the militnats’ defenses to seize the area. Most of militants withdrew from Aqrab to al-Rashidin 4, according to reports.
With liberation of Aqrab, the government forces reversed all gains achieved by Jaish al-Fatah in western Aleppo during its major offensive in the area.