Today, the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nura, the Syrian al-Qaeda branch)-led alliance Jaish al-Fatah has launched the 2nd phase of its offensive in western Aleppo.
The militant alliance attacked the pro-government forces in the areas of Minyan, al-Assad and 3000 Apartment Project (3000 AP). By now, Jaish al-Fatah has used 5 vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) to break the Syrian army’s defenses:
- 2 VBIEDs reached targets in Minyan and 3000 AP;
- 3 VBIEDs were destroyed by Syrian troops.
Following VBIEds attacks, Jaish al-Fatah militants were able to enter the Minyan area. Pro-government sources call this a tactical retreat and say that over 10 membrs of the group are currtently besieged there.
Some 17 militants have been reported killed since the start of today clashes.
A VBIED explodes before reaching target in the 3000 Apartment Project: