Syrian rebels advance in Aleppo

More than 21 rebels killed in clashes and bombardment by regime forces in Aleppo province

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), at least 21 rebels were killed on Wednesday and Thursday morning in the city of Aleppo and its countryside located in northern Syria due to heavy clashes and bombardment.

The Syrian opposition is making quick and significant advances in several fronts in Aleppo. Rebels captured the bashkoy village in the northern outskirts of Aleppo as well as the entirety of the al-Rashidin neighborhood according to opposition-run

Opposition groups now also control 60 percent of the al-Khaldiah neighborhood as clashes continue. SOHR reported that regime forces have responded to the latest advances by firing a salvo of missile fire at fronts of ongoing clashes. 

In the Hama province, at least five fighters of ISIS were killed after they attacked checkpoints and bastions in Elias, al-Awar, Khattab hills, and the Freka area. Explosive barrel bombs were also dropped by regime war planes on al-Taman’a.

Meanwhile in the Homs province, clashes are taking place between regime forces and ISIS in the vicinity of Jazal and Shaer, reports of losses on both sides are being made.

Barrel bombs were dropped on Talbisa, SOHR said. Dozens of children and women were injured in the attacks and one child died according to Orient.  

In the southwestern Quneitra province rebels are laying siege to Hadar, a Druze village, as heavy confrontations continue to take  place between regime forces and rebels. At least 24 were killed from both sides according to SOHR.

The village is strategically important due to its adjacent proximity to the Golan Heights.

“Druze fighters are fighting beside regime forces”, the SOHR said.  

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