UPDATE 2: The Rashidin 4 is under the control of government forces. They are now securing the area.
UPDATE: Clashes in the Rashidin 4 are still ongoing. The area remained contested.
On February 11, units of the Syrian Army and Iranian-backed militias recaptured the Rashidin 4 district in western Aleppo from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-led forces, according to pro-government sources.
If the liberation of the Rashidin 4 area is confirmed, government forces will appear in a step away from securing the entire M5 highway (from Damascus to Aleppo) for the first time since 2012.
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