On February 1, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies secured new areas in the southwestern Aleppo countryside following heavy clashes with al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Shamv (HTS) and its Turkish-backed allies.
Th army and its allies imposed full control of the towns of al-Qarasi and Qal’ajiyah, as well as the nearby area of Hush Khan Tuman.
A day earlier, the SAA reached the towns after capturing Rajm Judran, Khirbat Kharas and Tulul al-Hazmr as well as the town of al-Khalidya.
HTS failed to hold into its positions in the towns, despite receiving large reinforcements from Turkish-backed militants, earlier this week.
The SAA and its allies, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah, are still advancing in the southwestern Aleppo countryside. Their next target is likely the town of Halisah, a stronghold of Turkish-backed militants.