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“Islamic” Front Terrorists Destroy 900-Year Old Mosque In Aleppo

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

The militants from the Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) bombarded multiple historical sites in the Old City of Aleppo this weekend, destroying residential buildings and the 900 year old Al-Sultaniyyeh Mosque. According to a military source in Aleppo, the Islamic Front has destroyed numerous sites in the Old City, including the outer walls of the Aleppo Citadel. Continue reading “Islamic” Front Terrorists Destroy 900-Year Old Mosque In Aleppo

Syrian Arab Army Breaks into East Aleppo

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

After a two (2) year absence from east Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has finally rebounded from their losses and pushed into this vital area controlled by the Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS). Earlier today, the SAA asserted full control over Al-Manasher (sawmills) and Al-Maqa’la (quarries) in Al-Breijj, along with the surrounding hills in the east Aleppo village of Al-‘Aweeja. The village of Al-‘Aweeja is imperative for the SAA’s offensive into east Aleppo; its capture will pave the way for an imminent confrontation with ISIS. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army Breaks into East Aleppo

Full Report from Al-Zahra and Nubl: Jabhat Al-Nusra Unable to Infiltrate

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat Al-Nusra) has launched an offensive in the isolated villages of Al-Zahra and Nubl, with the intention of taking control of this Syrian Government stronghold located in the Aleppo Governorate. Al-Zahra and Nubl are two of Syria’s most densely populated Shi’i Muslim villages that are located in the northern part of the country – they have been under siege by the Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) and the Al-Nusra Front on numerous occasions since the inception of the armed conflict in Aleppo.

Over 80 mortar shells have been indiscriminately fired by the Al-Nusra Front on the villages of Al-Zahra and Nubl in the last 2 days, creating multiple civilian casualties as a result. Unable to infiltrate into the 2 villages, Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen – an Al-Nusra Front ally – withdrew their forces from east Al-Zahra after sustaining heavy losses from their attack yesterday. Many of the mortar shells were fired by Jaysh Al-Mujahiddeen; however, since their absence from the battlefield, the number of mortar shells has dissipated. Continue reading Full Report from Al-Zahra and Nubl: Jabhat Al-Nusra Unable to Infiltrate

Aleppo Ceasefire Proposal Details Revealed

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

A special United Nations convoy arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus two days ago in order to tour U.N. camps and present a proposal for a potential ceasefire in the volatile Aleppo Governorate. The contingency was presented to the Syrian President, Dr. Bashar Al-Assad, and to members of the Syrian Arab Army’s Central Command during the first scheduled meeting between the Syrian Government and the U.N. delegates. The Syrian President and members of the Central Command agreed to take this ceasefire plan under consideration; however, no information was revealed by the Syrian Government that would outline the details of the proposal. Continue reading Aleppo Ceasefire Proposal Details Revealed

Syrian Arab Army Prepares To Envelop Aleppo

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

As the Anti-ISIS Coalition continues to bombard east Aleppo, the battle between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Islamic Front (Jabhat Al-Islamiyya) has started to heat up. The SAA’s offensive dubbed “Operation Canopus Star” began in December of 2013; this attack followed the strategic capture of the As-Safira District, which opened a new SAA supply route from Khanesser Road. The Khanesser Road supply route has proved to be one the most imperative victories for the SAA in the Aleppo Governorate, as the consistent flow of supplies have replenished the once scarce resources for the embattled soldiers. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army Prepares To Envelop Aleppo