Syrian rebels progress in regime-held areas

The great battle of Aleppo has been launched according to a plan that’s different from their previous plan during the past battle. (Ahrar al-Sham, militant video, via AP)

Opposition factions in Syria continue to advance in western areas which the regime controls in Aleppo and they have announced their success in confronting the regime’s counterattack against them.

The opposition has achieved notable progress in the battle which it has called “the great battle of Aleppo” and it has stormed the new Aleppo neighborhood and other areas in west Aleppo.

Great battle of Aleppo

The great battle of Aleppo has been launched according to a plan that’s different from their previous plan during the past battle. The battle this time has more momentum as it includes more forces which are better armed than before.

Around 14 factions from the armed opposition are taking part in this war and they’ve been divided on two major operations rooms which are “the army of conquest” and “Fatah Halab.”

Some of the factions which the army of conquest includes are Ahrar al-Sham, Suqour al-Sham Brigade, Ajnad al-Sham and the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement while some of the factions which joined Fatah Halab are the Levant Front, Army of the Mujahideen, Sham Legion and Jaysh al-Islam.

When attacking regime forces’ posts, these factions use booby trapped cars, Grad rocket launchers, locally made elephant rockets, tanks, armored fighting vehicles and light weapons.

These factions have shelled the regime posts in the Nayrab military airport and the military academy in Aleppo which is also called the Assad academy.

The adopted strategy’s major phases aim to control the Assad suburb which is on the international road, southwest of Aleppo and to control the residential area in order to head to the area of Hamadeniya.

The attack’s military plan aims to attack the regime forces from two axes, the axis of the military academies in the Ramusah neighborhood and the axis of Jamiyat al-Zahra and the new Aleppo neighborhood in the western side of Aleppo.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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