The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The continuous clashes at the outskirts of Aleppo city cause casualties, factions advance in the northern countryside at the expense of the “Islamic State”

Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights :
Clashes continue south and southwest of Aleppo city between the rebel and Islamic factions, Fath al-Sham Front, Uzbek fighters and the Islamic Turkestan Party against the regime forces backed by members of the Lebanese Hezbollah and the gunmen loyal to them of Syrian, Arab and Asian nationalities, amid continued intensified shelling by the regime forces at the area, along with continued firearm monitoring of the corridor which the factions managed to open between the faculties area and the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo through Ramouseh area at the 6th of August 2016, while the factions targeted vehicles belong to the regime forces in the vicinity of the area, and the clashes resulted in confirmed casualties in the ranks of the regime forces, also fighters were killed -including non-Syrian fighters- in these clashes, where the commander of the artillery School the Brigadier Asif Kheir Bek died yesterday affected by injuries he had in the clashes against the factions in the south and southwest of Aleppo city, while violent clashes continue between the rebel and Islamic factions against the “Islamic State” in the countryside of al-Rai strategic town which is adjacent to the Syrian – Turkish border, which enabled the factions to advance to 2 villages and control them both, and information about more advancement for the fighters of the factions in the area, and confirmed information about casualties in the ranks of both parties during these clashes which were accompanied by shelling exchange between both of them, also helicopters dropped barrel bombs on areas in the town of Hayan in the northern countryside of Aleppo, no information about casualties.