المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces target areas controlled by the factions operating in the north of Aleppo in the wake of the mobilizations witnessed on the contact lines between the both parties

Aleppo Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: explosions and gunfire were heard in the northern countryside of Aleppo, intersected sources said that they were caused by targeting by the regime forces to places in Kaljibrin area, which is controlled by the rebel and Islamic factions, and no information about casualties was reported, and this shelling comes in the wake of the continued mobilizations of the regime forces and Iranians in the northern countryside of Aleppo since the beginning of September, bringing more military reinforcements of Heavy and medium weapons and tanks, as well as fighters, in conjunction with movements for the Syrian opposition rebel and Islamic factions and the reinforcing by the Turkish forces for their positions and fortifications, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the reinforcements that began to arrive in the area since the 2nd of September 2018, of the Iranian forces the regime forces, have reached more than 4000 members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab, and Asian nationalities, and tens of vehicles, armored vehicles, and tanks have spread over an areas extending from al-Shahba dam area to the contact lines with Afrin, passing through Om Hosh, Tal Rifaat, Harbel, Ein Daqneh, Menagh airport, Deir Jamal, and the surroundings of Nubl and Zahra, and they came to strengthen the military presence of the latter in the northern countryside of Aleppo, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the regime forces and Iranians have brought reinforcements of armored vehicles and hundreds members to Tal Rifaat area, where these forces are deployed and also in which the Kurdish forces are deployed, and the Syrian Observatory learned that the reinforcements come in the framework of preparations to repel an attack expected to be carried out by the rebel and Islamic factions supported by Turkey towards the area for the purpose of controlling it and advancing in it.

These preparations also coincided with the receiving points by Jaysh al-Islam on the contact points with the regime forces in the northern countryside of Aleppo, after a consensus with a faction supported by Turkey for Jaysh al-Islam to receive the points, where Jaysh al-Islam restructured itself and reassembled its forces, while the regime forces are carrying out this mobilizations and fortification in Aleppo countryside, fearing an attack that may target their location in case the battle of Idlib was launched, for which they have mobilized more than 2000 military armored vehicle and tens of thousands of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them, most of them were brought from fronts that previously witnessed clashes against the “Islamic State” organization or the rebel and Islamic factions.

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