Friday, September 30, 2016

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo Rages On

Reuters: Syrian army, rebels wage fierce battles in Aleppo

Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles in the center of Aleppo and north of the city on Friday, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire area, a war monitor and sources on both sides said.

There were conflicting accounts on the outcome of Friday's fighting. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a Syrian military source said government forces had captured territory north of Aleppo and buildings in the city center.

Rebel sources however denied there had been any additional advances north of the city by government forces that seized the Handarat camp area north of Aleppo on Thursday. A rebel official said government forces had advanced in the Suleiman al-Halabi district of central Aleppo, but were then forced to withdraw.

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More News On The Battle For Aleppo

WHO says 338 killed in eastern Aleppo in past week -- Reuters
'A giant kill box': Death toll in the hundreds as Syrian army storms Aleppo -- Middle East Eye
Syrian troops capture hospital north of Aleppo -- AP
Syria military says it retook hospital, refugee camp in Aleppo -- USA Today
Syrian Army Takes Control of Kindi Hospital in Northern Aleppo -- Sputnik
Regime forces amass around Aleppo as diplomacy falters -- CNN
Assad is assembling 10,000 troops for final assault on Aleppo -- VICE News
Syrian Military Video Shows Destruction of Aleppo as the Besieged City Awaits Aid -- ABC News
UN: Up to 600 wounded in Syria's east Aleppo, evacuations needed -- NRT
Syria regime advances in Aleppo, MSF decries 'bloodbath' -- AFP
"Catastrophe" in Aleppo, says U.N. humanitarian chief -- AP
White Helmets Video Shows Toll in Idlib, Aleppo of Syria Offensive -- NBC


Aizino Smith said...

The father of the humanitarian catastrophe is John Kerry.

The BRAVE, BRAVE Kerry flew diplomatic cover for the Russian - Iranian and Syrian Axis.

His subsequent railings against the Russians are ineffectual when compared to the buckets of water he has already carried for the peace talk fig leafs.

I really hope the fig leaf Kerry sorted was 'designer', then maybe he got somwthing out of this exercise.

mlacix said...

Anna News just posted their video footages of some fighting going on in the area that was captured by SAA some days ago, around the Citadel, in Aleppo city. It's worth a look (day footages start after 1:30):

RRH said...

thank you for this mlacix

James said...

I just watched the ANNA clip. Now this is a whole different breed of cats. By the way (this may be nothing but I am curious) have you noticed here and in other videos that even though the area depicted has seen serious heavy fighting for quite sometime there is no loose paper anywhere. I'm talking about trash, stuff flying around etc.

mlacix said...

The only reason I could think of why there is no trash papers area presented is because the SAA solders in the video just advanced into the "no mens land", the empty area between the SAA and rebels frontlines. Noone living there to produce trash. Or it could be that rebels just pay attention to the environment, and they collect the trash sellectively, and recycle it. You never know.

This Anna video was cut short, I hope there are other parts of this video that will be uploaded later on, to see what was it like after SAA broke trough. Now that Handarat camp has been liberated, Kindi hospital in partially captured we probably will get some more Anna report from this area in the upcoming days.

James said...

" Or it could be that rebels just pay attention to the environment, and they collect the trash sellectively, and recycle it."
Ah, sustainable operations.....a new definition of "green line". Like I said it's a little thing probably unimportant, but those sort of little things used to be very important to me.