Syrian Army attempts to capture main rebel stronghold in east Aleppo
The Syrian Arab Army launched another powerful assault in the eastern pocket of Aleppo City today, targeting the strategic Tariq Al-Bab area that was considered Fatah Halab’s primary stronghold.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army attacked the Tariq Al-Bab area on Saturday, striking the jihadist defenses from several axes inside the east Aleppo pocket.
Following an intense battle this morning, the Syrian Armed Forces managed to break-through Fatah Halab’s first line of defense and capture more than 40 percent of this important area in east Aleppo.
Some reports claim that the Tariq Al-Bab area has already been captured by the Tiger Forces; however, these claims are untrue.
Should Tariq Al-Bab fall to the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies, they will be in control of more than 60 percent of the east Aleppo pocket.