Syrian government army launched counteroffensive on Aleppo’s Dahiyat Al-Assad

People inspect the damage after an air strike in Aleppo. Reuters: Abdalrhman Ismail
People inspect the damage after an air strike in Aleppo.
Reuters: Abdalrhman Ismail

The Syrian government forces started a counteroffensive on Saturday in Aleppo in coordination with a cover of airstrikes attempting to repossess control of certain areas they had lost to the armed opposition factions in Dahiyat Al-Assad at the entrance to Aleppo.

Meanwhile, the opposition launched a fresh offensive on the city, a day after embarking on a broad ground attack targeting breaking a weeks-long government siege on the eastern opposition-held neighbourhoods of Syria’s largest city.

“The Observatory said the new offensive by Syrian troops and their allies went under the cover of Russian and Syrian airstrikes but government forces did not succeed in regaining control of areas they lost. The group said the fighting and airstrikes are mostly on Aleppo’s western and southern edges.” Reported the Associated Press.

According to the Associated Press, the Syrian army said troops were repelling the attack on Zahraa. It said the offensive began when the insurgents detonated a vehicle and shelled the area.

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