The “Anfal” offensive has been stopped and the rebels are unable to progress any further. SAA is targeting the border areas near Turkey with artillery to deny rebels retreat and to disrupt any supply routs. As the same time, SAA secures important high ground near Samra and Nab’ain. Strategic Hill 45 is under firm SAA control, securing the right flank and remaining rebel positions at Mount Al-Nisr area are under heavy attack. While supply shortages are getting worse each day, rebels have continued to fight in a hostile environment where no civilians are providing any kind of support.