Syrian War Report – October 26, 2016: NATO Concerned over Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham Casualties

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On Tuesday, the Syrian army, Hezbollah and Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba fully secured the two strategic hills – Tal Ohod and Tal Bazo – and seized the Tal Mutah hill from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and its allies in southwestern Aleppo.

The control of these hills allows the government forces to set a fire control of the southern flank of Hikmah area and 1070 Apartment Project. This complicates Jabhat Fatah al-Sham’s supplies and reinforcements into these areas and creates a foothold to recapture them from the terrorists.

The liberation of Hikmah, the 1070 Apartment Project will allow the government forces to launch a full-scale advance on the Rashidin 5 area and to defend the southwestern flank of Aleppo city from the terrorists’ attempts to break the Syrian government’s defenses.

The Fatah al-Sham-led coalition, known as Jaish al-Fatah, attempted to counter this threat, launching an offensive on the Air Defense Battalion Base last night, but failed to achieve any gains due to massive bombing by artillery units and warplanes. According to pro-government sources, during last 4 days Jaish al-Fatah lost up to 200 fighters as result of the clashes and air strikes in the southern Aleppo countryside.

The Desert Hawks Brigade, an elite private militia led by Col. Mohammad Jaber, has been deployed in Aleppo, indicating accumulation of forces by the government for massive offensive operations.

Turkish military and Turkish-backed militant groups advanced furher southeast of their stronghold of Mare and seized more villages – Shahba Dam, Kassar and Tal Jayjan – from ISIS in Aleppo province. As result, the Ankara-led forces deployed in merely 15 km from the strategic town of Al-Bab.

Earlier Ankara temporarily suspended military operations against the Kurdish YPG stronghold of Tell Rifaat in Aleppo province due to the so-called “international reasons”.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is concerned about the fact that the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier, heading in the direction of Syria, “can be used as a platform for increased airstrikes against civilians in Aleppo.”

Civilian activists from Ahrar al-Sham, which used to work with ISIS until January 2014 and deeply involved in ethnic cleansing against Syrian minorities, and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, which used to be al-Qaeda’s official Syrian branch until July 2016, send a deep gratitude for defending them from the barbaric bombing by the Russian regime to the North Atlantic Alliance also well-known as the stronghold of human rights and justice across the world.

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  • paul

    It all makes perfect sense. Russia would of-course send a flotilla from
    Northern Russia to the Eastern Mediterranean just to kill some Syrian
    shopkeepers, and if they can a few hospital patients as well. It is
    in their nature -right?

    If I was an idiot like Stoltenberg may be in my most insane moments I
    might think such a thing. Actually calling him an idiot is inadequate
    to the task. Whenever I see this man I begin to think that David Icke
    might be right and there are lizard people – he certainly does not
    seem human to me.

    • George King

      NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg needs some remedial reading, I would suggest he start with kindergarten level with the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood.

      Second thought, a waste of literary art on such evil (or is it just stupid) is just that a waste. Maybe waste in the slang form is what all these creeps need.

    • John

      Hi Paul. To me, Stoltenberg is a professional political gasbag. He is just around to make noise.

    • Bob

      The role of NATO Secretary General has job requirement of being pointless Pentagon mouthpiece, it actually helps in this role to be without any independent thought processes.

    • Tommy Jensen

      Stoltenberg reminds me about the Hollywood film “Schindler´s list”, which is said to tell the true Western story about how 54 million people died in WWII because they were trying to save 6 million Jews.

  • AriusArmenian

    Their head chopping jihadis must be really hurting for NATO to explicitly show its support for the vermin they have inserted into Syria.