Syrian Army medium machine gun team during clashes in southern Aleppo (Source: Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin).

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is reportedly expanding their operations into the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, the Syria-based Al-Watan newspaper reported on Sunday.

According to the publication, the Syrian Arab Army has recently targeted the jihadist supply lines inside southwestern Aleppo, hitting major bases like Regiment 46, which is located just north of the Idlib Governorate’s border.

In addition to the strikes on Regiment 46, the Syrian and Russian air forces have increased their attacks along the Aleppo-Idlib Highway (var. M-5 Highway), hitting jihadist targets near the ICARDA Farms, Zorba, and Khan Touman.

While the Syrian military has mostly relied on airstrikes to attack the jihadist forces, their high command has also deployed reinforcements from their infantry units to this front in southern Aleppo.

A source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar in May that several units of reinforcements were sent to this front and deployed to the front-lines near the town of Hadher.

The last time, however, that the Syrian Army launched an offensive in this part of southern Aleppo, they managed to capture several areas before reaching the town of Khan Touman.

The Syrian Army’s success at Khan Touman would be short-lived, as a counter-offensive by Jaysh Al-Fateh resulted in the military losing several areas including the strategic town of Al-‘Eis and its corresponding hilltop.

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Nestor Arapa

El ataque de parte de la fuerza aérea debe continuar sin descanso alguno.

Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Expanding ? that sound really silly. What SAA needs to do is and whole offensive to reach Turkey border, and free the whol Aleppo area of terrorists and Turkish.