ALEPPO OFFENSIVE: Elite SAA troops assault terrorist strongholds (VIDEO+MAPS)

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November 22, 2016 – Fort Russ News – 

RusVesna – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

The political department of the Syrian Arab Army has published footage of the battle for Aleppo. The video shows army units breaking through the defenses of gangs in terrorist-captured districts of the city.

On Sunday, the Syrian Republican Guard and Palestinian militias from the Al-Quds brigades launched a new stage of assaulting militants in the besieged neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo. Pro-government forces have gone on the offensive in the Bustan al-Pasha, Baibdin, and Khananu districts. AMN reports that SAA troops already control 3/4 of the Baibdin district. 

In the evening, terrorists from Jebhat Fath ash-Sham (formerly Jebhat al-Nusra) declared a powerful counter-offensive against Syrian Army positions in the Jabal-Bardo neighborhood and Tell-Zuhur hill in the eastern part of the Aleppo city. The Islamists attempted to halt Syrian troops’ offensive and regain lost territories.

Syrian Tiger special forces managed to destroy two car bombs in Jabal-Bardo and one Jihad-mobile in the Sheikh-Najjar industrial area. All three cars were destroyed before reaching their targets. 

In the Jabal-Bardo and Khananu neighborhoods, bloody battles between the army and terrorists have continued. However, the offensive of terrorist gangs was beaten back by Tiger Forces’ swift operations under the leadership of Colonel Suhail al-Hassan. During the day, militants shelled government-controlled residential areas in western Aleppo with missiles. The shells exploded on a school, killing 7 students and a woman.

On the morning of November 21st, government troops continued their offensive, attacking the gangs’ positions in the Sheikh-Said district.

The assault was led by Tiger Forces and the 800th regiment of the Republican Guard. Syrian artillery inflicted powerful blows on the strongholds of the Jaish al-Fath Islamist coalition. 

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Following intense artillery preparation, Syrian troops rushed onto the attack in the western neighborhood of Shiekh-Said, and violent clashes began which lasted the whole day.

The Syrian army launched artillery and rocket fire at the Akrab district, preparing another assault at Suk-al-Jeebs.

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The offensive of government troops in Aleppo is now focused on liberating from the terrorists the Sheikh-Said, Rashiddin-4 and Rashiddin-5 districts as well as the residential area of Khan Tuman just outside the city. 

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