SOHR sources report that regime forces were able to make new advances in western sector of rural Aleppo, after fierce battles took place with opposition factions and jihadist groups with intensive and violent air and ground support by Russian jets, rocket-propelled grenades and artillery.
Regime forces captured Urum Al-Sughra, Rif Al-Muhandissin Al-Thani, the area of Dawar Al-Soma’a and the 46th regiment, regime forces are now about three km away from the city of Al-Atarep.
It is noteworthy that regime forces had lost nearly 150 soldiers of their troops in late 2012 during the factions operation launched to control the regiment.
Meanwhile, intensive air and ground bombardment carried out by Russian jets with hundreds of airstrikes, rocket-propelled grenades and artillery since Friday morning to date.
In the last few hours and days, regime forces have captured 74 areas in southern and western rural Aleppo, (Khan Touman, the warehouses of Khan Touman, Al-Khalidiya, Tal Hazmer, Khirbet Khars, Tal al-Zaytoun, Al-Rashidin Al Khamissa, Marata, Zamar, Jazraya, Uthmaniyeh Kabirah, Talafih, Tal Tabariz, Maharim, Khawari, Qalajiyah, Khalsa, Zitan, Barneh, Al Hwier, Ijaaz, Sheikh Ahmed, Tal Kratin, Al-Dhahiriya farm, Asiriyah, Makhaleh, Rasim Al Ward, Um Atbeh, Jub Al kass, Rasm Al Ais, Rasm Sahrij, Banis, Al-Iss, Tal al-Iss, Al-Kassebeya, Al-Bawabia, Tal Hadiya, Iqarda, Salhia, Al-Barqum, Kamari, Al Zarbeh, Al-Kalariya, Kafr Aleppo, Qanatar, Khirbet Jazaraya, Miznaz, Al-Rashidin Al-Rabia’a, Zaid neighborhood, Abu Shalim, Tal Kliriyah, Khan Al-Asal, Arbikh, Arrada, Sheikh Ali, Arnaz, Rif Al-Muhandissin Al-Awal, Kafr jom, Zahret Al-Madayin, Al-Shamiko, Rif Al-Muhandissin Al Thani, Dawar Al-Soma’a and the 46th regiment) and other sites, points and villages in the area.