Major General Suheil “The Tiger” Al Hassan, commander of the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces has arrived to Aleppo city today morning. The prominent Syrian military commander will allegedly lead a major operation against the Jabhat al-Nusra(the Syrian al-Qaeda)-led military coalition, known as Jaish al-Fatah, in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo city.
According to the available information, the planned operation will involve units of the Syrian Arab Army, including the Tiger Forces, the Desert Hawks Brigade, and Hezbollah. Pro-government sources in the Aleppo province also say that a huge reinforcements are already on the way to Aleppo.
Earlier in October, Al Hassan and his Tiger Forces were involved in military operations against Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahara al-Sham and a number of less-known militant groups in the northern part of Hama province. As result, the government forces retook significant areas from the militants, including the towns of Ma’ardas and Suran located at the Aleppo-Hama highway.
We recall, on October 28, Jabhat al-Nusra and allies, widely described in the mainstream media as the ‘moderate opposition’, launched a do-or-die attempt to break the siege from militant-controlled areas of Aleppo city. Heavy clashes have been ongoing in western Aleppo where the main militant attack took place.