It seems as if the Assad-regime is “determined” to gain grounds in besieged Aleppo, even though many of its offensives on the area were to no avail.
Since the eruption of armed confrontations in the city, Assad forces have never been able to advance on the front lines in the neighborhoods held by the local factions. Their advances have been limited to areas located in the outskirts of the city, mainly the agricultural lands that are open areas, which can be effectively targeted by the Assad’s warplanes.
For the third day in a row, the Assad forces, backed by the pro-Assad sectarian militias, attempted to storm besieged Aleppo, mainly from Aleppo’s Old City.
On Tuesday, October 25, the failed attempts to advance on the fronts of the Great Mosque, near the citadel, Al-Itfaa in Karam Al-Jabal and Al-Indarat, northeast besieged Aleppo, ended by the Assad forces sustaining several deaths and injuries.
An Aleppo24 correspondent confirmed that the Assad forces took dozens of casualties, seven of them were killed on the Itfaa front and five were captured, in addition to the capture of ammo and weapons.
For the fourth day in a row, intensified battles continued on the front of Salaheddine during which the local factions thwarted a failed attempt by the Assad forces to advance on the front, killing at least three of them.
Clashes were also renewed on the front of Al-Awija and the Sheikh Najar after the Assad forces, backed by heavy artillery shelling, tried to advance in the area.
On Monday, October 24, the local factions blew up a building which was used by Assad forces as a headquarter in the Salaheddine neighborhood, killing several fighters, including those who tried to rescue and retrieve the corpses of the killed regime forces.