Late on February 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced further in western Aleppo, liberating a new town from al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir (HTS) and Turkish-backed factions.
According to pro-government sources, army units stormed the town, Urm al-Kubra, and manged to secure it within a few hours.
Earlier today, the SAA and its allies secured the area of al-Muhandisin 2, the Regiment 46 Base and the town of Urm al-Sughra.
The army also repelled yet another Turkish-led attack on its newly-established positions in the towns of Kafr Halab and Miznaz. Turkish-backed militants sustained heavy losses in the failed attack.
The SAA is now working to secure the vicinity of Aleppo city. The town of al-Atarib, one of the biggest urban centers in western Aleppo, could be the main target of the operation.