Ahrar Al-Sham Terrorists Sees Battle against Gov’t Forces in Northern Aleppo as Madness
Writing on his twitter page on Wednesday, Abu Yousef al-Muhajer voiced surprise at certain groups’ participation in Malaah battle, and said Ahrar al-Sham has not sent its forces to the region given the weak possibility of victory against the government and popular forces and the fear of sustaining a major toll and damages.
Media sources said that terrorists of Nour al-Din al-Zanki Movement and al-Nusra Front and a number of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants have participated in the battle.
Reports said on Wednesday that the terrorists of Nour al-Din al-Zanki Movement were forced to retreat from a strategic region in Northern Aleppo city after they had fierce clashes with other rival terrorists groups
The Nour al-Din al-Zanki terrorists withdrew from al-Malaah-Castillo road in the Northern part of Aleppo city.
The terrorists’ retreat came after they sustained heavy losses and casualties in clashes with rival terrorist groups, including the Al-Nusra Front, and their heavy defeats by the Syrian army over the past two weeks.
The Nour al-Din al-Zanki and Al-Nusra terrorists had previously withdrawn from al-Malaah farms in Northern Aleppo before withdrawing from the crucial Castillo road.
Also yesterday, a military strategist announced that the Syrian government forces are making rapid advances across the economically strategic al-Lairamoun region and Bani Zeid in the Northern countryside of Aleppo.
”The recent advances of the Syrian Army and its allies in al-Lairamoun and Bani Zeid will leave no chance for the militant groups to use these two districts to hit other neighborhoods of Aleppo city, and will significantly decrease civilian casualties,” a military strategist said.
“In the meantime, more military achievements in al-Lairamoun industrial region will result in more economic achievements for the government forces and a graver shortage of financial resources for the terrorist groups,” he added.
“Arab houses in Bani Zeid near the golden city buildings and the road connecting al-Zaheb to al-Ashrafiyeh are under the control of the Syrian army; in the meantime, the army has expanded its control over two main buildings of Hamoud and Salata near the al-Lairamoun square. The army has also captured five more factories and industrial sites in al-Lairamoun,” the sources said.
“If the army continues to advance in al-Lairamoun and reach the Castillo highway, will kill two birds with one stone. Control over al-Lairamoun meant control over hundreds of factories and firms with thousands of workers and hefty amount of exports. On the other hand, if the government forces complete the siege on Bani Zeid, they will find control over a road connecting the Northern side of Aleppo city to Hraytan. The army then can cut off this supply route to Aleppo,” the sources went on to say.
“With this tactic, the Syrian army and its allies can completely cut off Castillo and Hraytan roads without confronting the militants deployed there and the entire militant-held regions in Eastern Aleppo will be besieged,” the sources pointed out.