Late on November 21, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled a large militants attack on the western suburbs of Aleppo city.
Pro-government activists reported that dozens of militants attacked army positions in the districts of al-Rashdeen and al-Buhuth al-Almiyah. Syrian soldiers managed to repel the attack following several hours of heavy clashes.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), two militias and three Syrian soldiers were killed in the clashes west of Aleppo.
A few hours prior to the attack, the militants fired dozens of mortar rounds on Aleppo’s city center. As a result, seven civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed and at least 30 others were injured.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Aleppo, yet. However, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) are known to be stationed in the city’s northern and western suburbs.
Clean Idlib next Hatay!!
turkey = REAL ISIS !!!
turkey HAS TO BE SHATTERED FOR PEACE !!!
It always bewildered me why the SAA did not push the frontlines westwards after taking East Aleppo, allowing Syria’s biggest city to sit basically right next to the frontline and at the mercy of Jihadi’s. There’s been several offensives into Idlib since, that has basically regained 2/5th of the Idlib Jihadi Reservation, and not a single meter was anywhere near Aleppo.
Now I don’t live in the city so I don’t have any skin in the game but am I the only one who finds that odd?
Yes and no, I understand your feelings.
At the time the americans were very threatening, and one must not forget that ISIS and friends were knocking on damascus’s front door.
I will speculate that the syrians decided to stabilize the aleppo front and to move forces to clean up around Damas and central Homs province.
Some hard choices had to be made by the syrian leadership.