By Canthama “Exclusive to SyrPer”
The never ending artillery and air attacks in western Aleppo and the corridor at Al-Raamoosa have created “de facto” fire control over the area, limiting the ability of the terrorists to freely and safely transfer weapons and ammo to the eastern Aleppo neighborhoods. Meanwhile the Syrian and allied forces have regained ground to protect the defensive perimeter at Al-Assad and Hamadaaniyyah districts, while at the same time tightening the already narrow corridor.
The most intense fights were reported at the 1070 Apartment Project so far. This area is vital for the Syrian and allied forces in their attempt to outflank the terrorist positions at Al-Shurfa and physically seal them inside eastern Aleppo.
The counter-offensive seems to engender several phases that will not end with merely recovering the lost ground in western Aleppo; but there is a broader campaign planned that could only be possible with a concentration of troops similar to the late 2015 advance in southern Aleppo. And it is safe to say that this massing of forces has been happening for the past week with a formidable army getting ready to advance. So far, skirmishes and special forces operations are taking place, preparing the ground for the larger force to advance.
Map credit to colonelcassad.livejournal.com Map credit to @miladvisor
After a very significant advance the past week in northeast Lattakia where it managed to re-liberate the strategic village of Kinsibba and Jabal Al- Qal’a that overlooks the Turkish border, the SAA, NDF, Desert Hawks and Sea Commandos have fortified their defensive lines and successfully repelled two terrorist counter-attacks in the past two days inflicting heavy casualties among the them eradicating most of the terrorists’ leadership. (Read Ziad’s report on Kinsibba today)
Map credit to @Hamza_780
The momentum is very positive. Early today, Syrian government forces have, once more, regained the initiative and stormed the hills around Kobaana, quickly advancing and controlling Jabal Zuwayqaat, an important hill that overlooks the village of Kobaana from the southern end. As seen previously, controlling the hills around Kobaana is a must with Jabal Barza being the most critical because it is the highest peak staring down at the northern end of the village.
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Videos with fierce battle scenes from Western Aleppo.