The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is reportedly massing its troops in several parts of the western and southwestern Aleppo countryside.
Several pro-government and opposition activists said on August 31 that large reinforcements of the army arrived in the region over the last few days.
A day earlier, Russia and Syrian warplanes carried out a series of heavy airstrikes on the remains militants’ positions in the western Aleppo countryside. Usually, the region witness less activity.
Reports on Syrian military reinforcements in western Aleppo come amid a new ceasefire in Greater Idlib. So far, the ceasefire has been holding, despite some violations by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies.
The sources claim that the SAA is preparing to launch a large ground attack from western Aleppo. However, the SAA could be just reinforcing its positions there to further secure the city.