Syrian Army, jihadist rebels clash in Aleppo City

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A fighter from the Syrian opposition aims fire during clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in the center of Syria's restive northern city of Aleppo on July 25, 2012. The Syrian army and rebels on July 25, sent reinforcements to Aleppo to join the intensifying battle for the country's second city, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged the world "to stop the slaughter." (Bulent Kilic/GettyImages)

A fighter from the Syrian opposition aims fire during clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in the center of Syria’s restive northern city of Aleppo on July 25, 2012. The Syrian army and rebels on July 25, sent reinforcements to Aleppo to join the intensifying battle for the country’s second city, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged the world “to stop the slaughter.” (Bulent Kilic/GettyImages)

The Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division launched a new attack inside Aleppo City’s northern sector on Thursday morning that targeted the industrial area between the Al-Khalidiyah and Al-Layramoun districts. Based on preliminary reports from Aleppo City, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division is attempting to advance their positions from the Al-Khalidiyah District to nearby Al-Layramoun, where the jihadist rebels currently have a large presence. There have been no reported gains thus far by either side; however, the Syrian Armed Forces are not likely going to press further in this area without proper air cover from the Russians.

Oddly enough, the Russian Air Force is absent from Aleppo City today, despite carrying out a large number of airstrikes the past 8 days.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-jihadist-rebels-clash-aleppo-city/ | Al-Masdar News

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