Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch) has declared that it’s in control of the Al-Assad Neighborhood in the western part of Aleppo city. By now, the only video & photo evidence of the claim has been a picture from the drone.
If this is true, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham will be able to develop momentum in the direction of the strategic al-Assad Military Academy and the 3000 Apartment Project, threating the northern flank of Syrian government forces in the 1070 Apartment Project.
Meanwhile, reports have appeared that the ‘moderate opposition’ detonated its 4th suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) in the area between 1070 and 3000 projects.
Heavy clashes are ongoing in western Aleppo.