Last night, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces attacked Jaish al-Fatah’s positions at the Armament College in southwestern Aleppo. The attack was launched from the area of the recently captured Um Alqara Hill. Details of the ongoing clashes and casualties of the sides have to appear in coming hours.
Um Alqara Hill is one of a few of strategic hill tops in southern Aleppo that allows to oversee the road between Khan Touman and the Raouseh Neighborhood of Aleppo city. Um Alqara Hill used to be a point of intense for the last few days before the pro-government forces seized it on August 22.
Now, when the Syrian government forces are in control of this strategic hill, they are able to increase fire pressure on the militants’ supply convoys heading to Ramouseh. This is why Jaish al-Fatah counter attacks in the area are expected today.