On February 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies recaptured two towns in southwest Aleppo from al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies.
Army units stormed the two towns, Khalasah and Qal’ajiyah, in the morning and managed to secure them within a few hours.
HTS and Turkish-backed militants captured the two towns last week following a fierce battle with the SAA. Back then, the terrorist groups promoted the recapture of the towns as a major victory.
The SAA’s elite 4th Division and Republican Guard as well as Lebanese Hezbollah are leading the ongoing offensive in southwest Aleppo.
The battle in southwest Aleppo is expected to intensify in the upcoming few days. SAA units reached the region from the western direction after liberating the city of Saraqib in southeast Idlib earlier today.