Jeish al-Fatah Terrorists Withdraw from Southwestern Aleppo City
Reports from Western and Southwestern Aleppo said that the terrorists have already withdrawn from almost all the few neighborhoods that they had captured in the last three days after sustaining hundreds of casualties in an all-out offensive to rescue their friends in the Eastern parts of the city.
Syrian government forces targeted several explosive-laden suicide vehicles of Jeish al-Fatah and forced the militants to retreat from their positions in the Assad Military-Engineering Academy, the 3,000-Unit Housing Complex and Housing Project 1070.
Sporadic clashes are underway between the Syrian military forces and Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in the districts of Zahiyeh al-Assad, Jam’iyat al-Zahra and the surrounding areas of Menyan (Benjamin) neighborhood.
The Syrian and Russian fighter jets pounded militant centers in Zahiyeh al-Assad, Jam’iyat al-Zahra and the areas near Menyan and Housing Project 1070, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
The Army and popular forces pushed Jeish al-Fatah back from Menyan and also laid siege on a group of militants in Zahiyeh al-Assad district in Southwestern Aleppo.
The pro-government forces inflicted tens of casualties on Jeish al-Fatah and Fatah al-Sham Front (the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) and pushed them back from Menyan, while other units of army ground troops entrapped a group of militants in the residential complexes of Zahiyeh al-Assad.
Meantime, the Syrian warplanes carried out several rounds of combat sorties over terrorists’ gatherings at the neighborhood of Rashedeen 1, 4 and 5, the town of Khan al-Asal, and the village of A’waram al-Soghra in the Southern and Western outskirts of Aleppo city, destroying their bases and military vehicles.
A number of terrorists were also killed in the air raids.
The Syrian Army troops and popular forces have repelled over a dozen massive offensives of over 16,000 militants on their positions in Western and Southwestern parts of Aleppo city in the last few days.
“Jeish al-Fatah has launched several rounds of attacks, codenamed the Great Epic Operation, with over 16,000 militants to break the army’s siege of their comrades in the Eastern districts of Aleppo city but failed to do so,” the sources said.
“The Syrian government forces have fended off the entire attacks of Jeish al-Fatah carried out from three flanks of Ramouseh, the Assad Military-Engineering Academy and the Artillery Academy Building,” the sources added.
“16,000 militants of Jeish al-Fatah have launched a four-phased operation (the Great Epic Operation) to access and capture the Assad Military-Engineering Academy in Southwestern Aleppo in the first and second phases of operation, and then in the third phase they would carry out fresh offensives to capture Aleppo highway, while the last phase of the operation would focus on the removal of the siege on the militants in Aleppo city,” they continued.
“Yet, they have failed to attain any of their objectives in the first three days of the operation,” they went on to say.
Commander of the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces Colonel Suheil al-Hassan and a large number of his fighters are now in Aleppo to join other army units and popular forces in the war against Jeish al-Fatah terrorists, military sources disclosed Monday.
“A long column of military vehicles carrying hundreds of Tiger Forces and missile systems arrived in Aleppo city on Sunday,” the sources said, adding, “Several advanced Russia-made tanks have also accompanied the Tiger Forces.”
“The Tiger Forces and the commandoes of the Desert Hawks Brigade, backed up by Syrian choppers, are due to launch joint offensives in Aleppo in the next few days,” added the sources.
Military sources disclosed on Sunday that the Syrian Army dispatched a large number of missile launchpads to Aleppo city to destroy Jeish al-Fatah’s bomb-laden suicide vehicles. “After intensified attacks by Jeish al-Fatah terrorists under its Great Epic Operation on government-held districts of Aleppo city, Damascus has sent a large number of forces and military equipment, including missile units with highly experienced crew, to the Northern city,” army sources said.
“The fresh forces will deploy to the districts of Jam’iyat al-Zahra and Zahiyeh al-Assad and along the road to Menyan to reinvigorate the army defense lines,” they added.
Military sources also informed on Sunday that the Syrian Army would send more troops to Aleppo province to strengthen its forces’ defense and combat capabilities in the war against Jeish al-Fatah terrorists.
“Jeish al-Fatah has announced that more militants are to join the third phase of the Great Epic Operation to save their trapped comrades in the Eastern districts of Aleppo,” the source said, adding, “The Syrian Army, for its part, has announced its readiness to send a large number of fresh forces, deployed in other provinces, to Aleppo.”
“Colonel Suheil al-Hassan also arrived in Aleppo on Saturday to find out how many fresh soldiers should be sent to Aleppo to end militancy there,” the sources went on to say.