Russian jets re-target rural Aleppo and Idlib amid continuous attacks by regime forces, seizing more territories
SOHR activists report that Russian jets resumed operations over “Putin-Erdogan” area on Friday afternoon after cessation of aerial operations for nearly 19 hours.
Russian jets launched raids on areas in Saraqeb town in eastern rural Idlib and other areas in western rural Aleppo, targeting civil defense center in in Saraqeb, leaving several injured among civil defense staff.
Regime helicopters renewed their attacks with barrel-bombs on Saraqeb and countryside, amid continuing violent clashes on several frontlines in rural Aleppo and Idlib, between opposition factions and jihadist groups on one side, and regime forces and loyalists on the other, as regime forces made new advance east of Saraqeb town and south of Ma’rat al-Numan, capturing several areas.
Similarly, regime forces advanced on the frontlines of Al-Qarasi and Al-Qala’ajia south of Aleppo city. The areas that have been captured by regime forces in Aleppo: (Khan Touman and the warehouses of Khan Touman and Khalidiya, Rajim, Tal al-Hazmer, Khirbet Khars, Tal Al-Zaytoun, the Fifth Rashideen, Jamiyet al-Sahafiyeen and Maraata), as well as other sites, points and hills in the western and southern rural Aleppo, since the fighting began on Friday evening, the 24th of this Month.
The number of areas that have been captured by regime forces, since Friday evening 24th of this month, rose to 41, (Telmans, Ma’ar Shmasha, Dier Sharqi, Dier Gharbi, Ma’arshamarin, Ma’rata, Al-Ghadfa, Marshourin, Al-Za’alana, Al-Dana, Tal Al-Sheikh, Sawami’e, Khirbet Mzayan, Masaran, Bsida and Taqana, Babolin, Kafr Bassin, Ma’arhatat, Hamidia, Dar es Salaam, Salhiya, Kafruma, Ma’rat al-Numan, Wadi Al-Dayif, Hantotin, al-Jarada, Ruwayha, Qahiriya, Ain Halban, Tal al-Dibis, Khan al-Sobul and Ma’ardabsi, Tal Mardikh, Jobas, Hertamia, Qamhana, Abu-Jreif, Tal Khatra, Tal Mastif, Al Kana’yes, Karsian and Hish. )