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Syrian War Report – October 26, 2016: NATO Concerned over Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham Casualties

Syrian War Report – October 26, 2016: NATO Concerned over Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham Casualties

On Tuesday, the Syrian army, Hezbollah and Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba fully secured the two strategic hills – Tal Ohod and Tal Bazo – and seized the Tal Mutah hill from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and its allies in southwestern Aleppo.

The control of these hills allows the government forces to set a fire control of the southern flank of Hikmah area and 1070 Apartment Project. This complicates Jabhat Fatah al-Sham’s supplies and reinforcements into these areas and creates a foothold to recapture them from the terrorists.

The liberation of Hikmah, the 1070 Apartment Project will allow the government forces to launch a full-scale advance on the Rashidin 5 area and to defend the southwestern flank of Aleppo city from the terrorists’ attempts to break the Syrian government’s defenses.

The Fatah al-Sham-led coalition, known as Jaish al-Fatah, attempted to counter this threat, launching an offensive on the Air Defense Battalion Base last night, but failed to achieve any gains due to massive bombing by artillery units and warplanes. According to pro-government sources, during last 4 days Jaish al-Fatah lost up to 200 fighters as result of the clashes and air strikes in the southern Aleppo countryside

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