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Intense Street Battles Underway between Syrian Army, Terrorists across Aleppo City

16 October 2016 18:13



Syrian army soldiers and popular forces continued to target Jeish al-Fatah’s gatherings in the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northeastern districts of Aleppo city, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants.

Syrian government force engaged in tough battle with Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Sheikh Saeed district, and captured more positions in the strategic region in the South.

The Syrian army also targeted al-Torab Front in the Eastern part of Aleppo and the road connecting Qastal al-Harami to the old nighborhoods of Aleppo via Aqyour neighborhoods.

Syrian military forces also pushed militant groups further back in Bostan al-Pasha.

Old neighborhoods of Aleppo, including Seyed Ali, al-Sweiqeh and Aleppo Citadel were the scenes of heavy fighting between the Syrian soldiers and Jeish al-Fatah militants as well. The latest reports said clashes are still underway in the region.

In relevant developments in the Northern city on Saturday, Syrian Army soldiers and popular forces cut off Jeish al-Fatah’s key supply route to Northeastern Aleppo, forcing terrorists in at least three districts of the city to face an acute shortage of arms and ammunition supplies.

“Syrian government forces marched on terrorists’ positions in al-Brij and Mojbal al-Nazarat in the Northern side of Aleppo and, meantime, seized control over a strategic road in the Eastern outskirts of the city used by the terrorist groups to transfer arms and ammunition cargos to Jeish al-Fatah’s positions in the Northeastern and Northern districts of Aleppo,” the sources said.

Following these advances in the North and the cut-off of the supply route in the East, now the army has the upper-hand in the frontline along Hananou Youth Housing Complex, Hananou and al-Anzarat region, according to the source.

“Following the recent advances of the the Syrian army in the region, terrorists seem to be ready for a rapid defeat in Hananou Youth Housing Complex, Hananou district and al-Anzarat battlefield,” they added.

“The Syrian army pushed the terrorists back form al-Brij, South of Handarat region, first and after establishing control over the al-Brij hill and Mojbal al-Nazarat they are now at the gates of Sawq (bazaar) Jom’eh area,” the sources stated.

“In a later move, the army soldiers managed to lay siege on the terrorists in Hananou Youth Housing Complex, Hananou and al-Anzarat region from the North and the East.”

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