On February 13, Syrian government forces and their allies secured the villages of Radhwan, Mughayr, Zuhrat Madain and several nearby points in southwestern Aleppo. Thus, they pushed backed Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militants from the M5 highway and further, and created an additional buffer zone near the western entrance to Aleppo city.
This advance in southwestern Aleppo also created conditions for a push towards the town of Atarib controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. If government troops opt this direction, they will likely advance on the Regiment 46 area, Kaft Taal and Kafr Ammah. When these points are liberated, the road on Atarib will be open.