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Al-Qaeda offensive to seize imperative town in west Aleppo ends in abysmal failure with huge infantry, armor losses

1 April 2018 10:59

 

Forces of Al-Qaeda affiliate terrorist group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name, Al-Nusra Front) have suffered a major defeat at the hands of rival terrorist group Jabhat Tahrir Souriya near the town of Maklabes in western Aleppo province.

According to opposition sources, Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham has endured many dozens dead and wounded among its ranks after multiple assaults aimed at trying to take Maklabes over four days.

In addition to this, it seems that around half a dozen battle tanks and BMP infantry fighting vehicles belonging the Al-Qaeda affiliate were knocked out in the engagement.

After all this, Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham appears to have now given up on trying to take Maklabes – the gateway to key Jabhat Tahrir Souriya strongholds in western Aleppo – meaning that the battle for the small town has, for all intents and purposes, come to an end.

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