(Syria) The Syrian Air Force has delivered a high number of air
strikes in western Aleppo, targeting militants in in Al-Assad, Rashidin 4,
Rashidin 5, the 1070 Apartment Project (1070 AP), Southern Sawmills and along
the road to Khan Tuman. Since November 1, the fighting in the area has become
stationary. The western part of the al-Assad Neighborhood is contested. The
al-Nusra led coalition, Jaish al-Fatah, controls the southwestern part of the
1070 AP. The militants’ attacks on the
3000 Apartment Project have failed.
The Syrian military has deployed advanced Russian-made T-90 main battle tanks to western Aleppo, according to the video released on October 31. T-90 MBTs were observed in the Minyan area where they were participating in operations against Jaish al-Fatah, a Jabhat al-Nusra-led coalition of militant groups. Last weekend, elite units of the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces and the Desert Hawks Brigade were deployed in Aleppo to counter the militants’ offensive operation to capture the al-Assad Military Academy and the nearby areas. Both formations operate T-90 MBTs supplied by Moscow over the last year. The government forces massively use tanks, artillery, warplanes and helicopters to attrit Jaish al-Fatah’s manpower in non-populated urban areas.