SYRIA. Mujahideen unite their forces in battle for Aleppo. Assadites defeated in Quneitra

25 February 2014

Sources in Syria reported that units of Ahrar Sham, Islamic Front and Jabhat an-Nusrah had joined forces in the battle for Aleppo.

Meanwhile, Assad’s troops continue to try to advance in Aleppo region.

Assadites bombed apartment houses with barrel bombs from Russian-made helicopters. On February 23, such bombs were dropped on north-western suburbs of Aleppo, Hreitan and Al-Ansari. Bomber jets attacked the outlying airfield of Quieres where Mujahideen keep Assadites under siege.

In the area of Damascus, on the outskirts of the town of Yabrud, there has been an increase in fighting between Shiites from Hezbollah on the one side, and Mujahideen on the other. Assadites bombed the town from the air and also used artillery for shelling. Several clashes occurred west of Yabrud near Qalamoun.

Skirmishes also took place south of Mlehi near the location of an air defense brigade of Alawite troops and Shiite militants. Aviation of Assad bombed positions of the Mujahideen in town of Khan al-Shih.

Sources in Syria report that Mujahideen continue to attack Assadites in Quneitra. During a two-day assault operation, significant success has been achieved. This operation is aimed on a complete cut-off of supply routes for Assadites between Damascus and Quneitra.

Assadites suffered heavy losses in Quneitra – dozens of their soldiers were eliminated after the Mujahideen took the town of Masirah.

Battles are ongoing in Deir ez-Zor. Assadites tried to advance in the village of Al-Omal, but were repulsed, suffering losses. Assad’s aviation struck on villages of Al-Bolil and Al-Mreyya. Many civilians-mostly women and children-have been killed.

Heavy clashes took place in the vicinity of the military airport of Deir ez-Zor. Assadites tried to dislodge Mujahideen from their positions near the airfield, but were stopped.

In Deraa, Assad’s artillery has been shelling the cities of Nava and Naima. Meanwhile, Mujahideen of Jabhat an-Nusrah, Ahrar Sham, Ansar al-Sunna, Umar al-Khattab announced a new joint operation to liberate the rural province of Deraa.

Department of Monitoring

Kavkaz Center

Source: Kavkaz Center.


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