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Video- Massive Syrian Army reinforcements pour in Aleppo

25 August 2016 18:29

Syrian government forces monitor an area near the village of Khan Tuman, south from the provincial capital Aleppo, on December 22, 2015, two days after army units and other pro-regime forces recaptured several areas in the north of the country from Islamist forces, including Al-Qaeda's Syrian branch, Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham brigade. Khan Tuman was the scene of fierce clashes between loyalist forces, including fighters of Lebanon's Shiite militia Hezbollah, and Islamist rebels, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.  AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN / AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN

An entire Syrian Arab Army unit from the Republican Guard’s 800th Regiment arrived in Aleppo City on Thursday morning to help their comrades retake the ground they lost in the south.

According to an Al-Masdar correspondent in Aleppo City, the 800th Regiment was redeployed to Aleppo City from the Qalamoun Mountains in western Damascus.

With Hezbollah and Dara’ Qalamoun (Qalamoun Shield) deployed all over the Qalamoun Mountains, the Syrian Arab Army’s high command decided to send an entire Republican Guard unit to reinforce Aleppo City.

Video footage of the 800th Regiment’s arrival was captured members of their unit:

The Syrian Armed Forces are currently targeting several sites they lost to the jihadist rebels of Jaysh Al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) in southern Aleppo; so far, they have managed to recapture a key hilltop located along the opposition’s main supply route to the provincial capital.

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