On February 1, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies advanced further in the southwestern Aleppo countryside securing two new towns.
According to the Military Media, army units imposed its control of the town of Humayra in the afternoon. Later, the army advanced further, capturing the town of Halisah, a stronghold of Turkish-backed militants.
Earlier today, the towns of al-Qarasi and Qal’ajiyah in the southwestern Aleppo countryside were liberated by the army and its allies, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
This new advance came amid a large-scale attack by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies on the northwestern part of Aleppo city. The attack is still ongoing, with heavy clashes being reported in the district of al-Zahra.
The SAA’s recent gains demonstrate that the power of militants’ attack in northwestern Aleppo is much lower than HTS supporters want to demonstrate.
During the past years, Greater Idlib groups suffered a series of painful military defeats that undermined their military capabilities. So, now they are suffering from the lack of highly motivated and trained manpower, as well as heavy military equipment.