On February 15 afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies secured several urban areas in the western and northwestern outskirts of Aleppo city.
The areas secured by the army are the district of al-Rashidin 1, the Scientific Research Center, al-Kahraba Housing Complex, the Police Academy and the al-Sham Housing Complex.
According to pro-government sources, the SAA is now advancing in the districts of al-Rashidin 2 and 3, amid heavy clashes with al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Turkish-backed factions.
Earlier, the army liberated the town of Kafranah in western Aleppo. Army units also resumed their advance in eastern Idlib, capturing the town of Maaret Elnaasan.
The remaining militants’ positions around Aleppo city appear to be collapsing, despite the support from Turkey. In the last few weeks, Ankara reportedly provided the militants with loads of anti-tank missiles and even anti-aircraft weapons.