Syrian rebels attack regime positions in Aleppo

Syrian rebels in Aleppo. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – On Tuesday, clashes renewed between Syrian rebels and pro-regime forces in the Rashideen and Salahuddin districts of Aleppo in northern Syria, amid attempts by opposition fighters to advance in the strategic neighborhood of Rashideen which is considered a main supply line to the pro-regime forces in Aleppo.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, documentation activist Mohammed al-Zahrawi said that the clashes began with the early morning hours in the southwestern part of the neighborhood of Rashideen where the opposition forces were able to seize new buildings following the partial withdrawal of pro-Assad forces.

At least two pro-regime solders were killed in the clashes, while the armed opposition lost four of its fighters during Tuesday’s operations.

In the Salahuddin district, fierce clashes broke out Tuesday where the pro-regime forces tried to regain some of the buildings overlooking an intelligence unit.

“The clashes continued until midnight Tuesday,” said al-Zahrawi.

In the meantime, media activist Mohammed Jamal stated to ARA News that regime-launched barrel bombs and rocket attacks continue on the opposition-held neighborhoods and some towns and villages in the countryside of Aleppo.

“A rocket landed in the al-Mashhad neighborhood, while several shells dropped on both the Shaar and Hulk neighborhoods, causing dozens of casualties among civilians,” Jamal reported.

“The Ansari neighborhood in Aleppo saw artillery shelling on Monday night, while the towns of Anadan, Huraytan and Hayan in the northern countryside witnessed barrel bombs’ attacks,” the source told ARA News, pointing out that the pro-regime warplanes targeted the outskirts of Kafr Hamra (north of the city), with machine guns.

ARA News couldn’t verify the numbers of casualties in the targeted areas. 

The Syrian regime forces and warplanes launched an intensified bombing campaign on the neighborhoods and towns held by the armed opposition over the past ten days, causing dozens of casualties between dead and injured, most of them were reportedly civilians.


Reporting by: Mustafa Hamed

Source: ARA News

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