Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City on December 1, 2016

November 30 evening, Syrian government forces liberated the Sheikh Sa’eed Neighborhood and the Sadcop Fuel Depot from Jaish al-Fatah militant coalition (led by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorist group – formely Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda).

In a separate development, the Syrian army, Hezbollah and its allies seized from militants the Ma’saraniyah Youth Housing in the northern part of eastern Aleppo pocket.

Last night, Jaish al-Fatah launched a counter-attack against government forces in Sheikh Sa’eed and even seized some points in the northern part of the neighborhood. The main night clashes took place at the electrical station in the area.

The map below depicts the military situation in eastern Aleppo pocket after this counter-attack:

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By December 1, Syrian government forces have repelled the militant counter-attack in Sheikh Saeed and allegedly regained all points that they had lost during the night.

The map below depicts the military situatuation in Aleppo according to these reports:

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Click to see the full-size map

At the same time, the Syrian army, Hezbollah, Liwa al-Quds an other pro-government groups continued attacks against militants in Karam al-Jazmati, Karam al-Tarab, Amiriyah and Sikarry and in the area of Bustan al-Qasr.

Experts say the strategic goal of Syrian military in the current situation is to fully secure Aleppo city and to launch an operation to develop the advance in the direction of Idlib.

At the same time, the government will need to contribute efforts to oppose the Turkish military expansion in northern Syria.

Meanwhile, reports appeared that “Aleppo rebels” have created a united command to fight back the Syrian army’s offensive in Aleppo city, again… The newly created command is allegedly named “Aleppo Army” and will include Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham, Sham Front, al-Zinki and other militant groups operating in Aleppo city under the banners of Jaish al-Fatah and Fatah Halab coalitions.

However, it looks as a PR move for the mainstream media because on November 15 the same factions announced the creation of the so-called “Aleppo Command Council” with the same goal. The united commad already exists.

Source: South Front

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