Domino of Militants’ Collapse in Eastern Aleppo Continues: Bustan Al-Pasha Freed
The Syrian army and Hezbollah forces, who captured Hanano quarter on Saturday and Jabal Badrou, al-Ard al-Hamra, al-Saroukh districts on Sunday, continued their military operations and managed to push back a large number of terrorists from more vital bastions in the Eastern parts of the city.
According to some Arab media outlets, militants of Fateh Halab (Aleppo Conqueror) factions have abandoned Bustan Al-Pasha as well as Haydariyah and Baeedin districts after huge defeats of their comrades on Sunday.
Moreover, army and popular forces recaptured Jandoul Factories, Ayn Al-Tal district and large parts of the Hallak Fuqani and Hallak Tahtani districts amid reports of the militants’ mass retreat from the Northern section of Eastern Aleppo.
The army soldiers freed the district of Jabal Badrou and al-Ard al-Hamra after hours of non-stop battle with the terrorists on Sunday. Then, they continued their advances in the Eastern part of Aleppo and managed to seize back one of the most important strongholds of the terrorists in the area; Al-Saroukh district.
The recapturing of al-Sakhour region divided the areas under the terrorists’ control into the two Northern and Southern regions, leaving the Jeish al-Fatah militants disconnected from North to South.
Meanwhile, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported that Army units secured departure route for 1500 people from the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city.
The Russian Defense Ministry’s Peace Cooperation Center in Syria said Sunday that infighting between terrorist groups in Aleppo has intensified as militants are trying to prevent other comrades from leaving the Syrian city
Clashes between militant groups have intensified because some militants, who are controlling Eastern Aleppo, wanted to leave the city but were encountered by the most hardline groups,” the center’s statement said.
A field source disclosed Sunday that hundreds of fresh soldiers have arrived in Aleppo city to join the Syrian government forces’ operation in the Eastern districts of the city.
“Approximately a thousand fresh soldiers have joined the Syrian army to accelerate government forces’ advances against Jeish al-Fatah in Aleppo city and hit terrorists’ positions in several flanks,” the source said.
The source added that several thousand army soldiers, including Tiger Forces and Desert Hawks, have joined the pro-government forces in Aleppo in recent months, “while more fresh soldiers will arrive in Aleppo in coming weeks.”
Another military source also disclosed that the army men are fully ready to enter the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city, adding that the army commandoes and special forces have been deployed in positions overlooking the Eastern districts of Aleppo and are waiting for their commanders’ order to start operations.
An informed source in Eastern Aleppo said on Saturday that Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) terrorist group was in dire conditions and trying to persuade civilians to join them to slow down the Syrian army’s devastating advances in the region
While the civilians in the Eastern districts of Aleppo are leaving militant-held neighborhoods in groups, Fatah al-Sham that has been faced with a decreasing number of fighters is begging the fleeing civilians to join the group and fight against the government forces, the sources said.