Al-Shaykh Maqsood

Al-Shaykh Maqsood

Comment: In the last two days, more towns and militia groups have joined on to the Syrian truce; the total is now 58 towns and 47 armed groups. Yesterday, Russian specialists defused 158 explosives; today, 152. In the last two weeks, 26 civilians were killed and 38 wounded in the city of Aleppo and its suburbs.


This is it. This is the end. My sources in Aleppo tell me it is going to be the end of the rats in the province. I can confirm that thousands of troops are pouring into the area southwest of the city with a variety of soldiers some of them wearing the insignia of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hizbollah, Russia and even Chechnya. Putin and Khamenei have made the decision that the cease fire will not produce any results until the Turk-British-supported rodents are driven out of all Syria. This was a decision made during the last 7 days as it became clear Nusra/Alqaeda was making preparations to retake Highway 5 at Tal Al-'Ays by bringing forward large numbers of trucks, armored cars, pickups with 23mm cannons, various calibers of artillery and newly-acquired anti-aircraft missiles obtained from Saudi Arabia and manufactured in the United States and France. The joint operation is called "OPERATION FIRE FROM HELL". It will begin in less than 24 hours and my source tells me that thousands of citizens are leaving homes in areas controlled by the terrorists because they know the devastation will be complete.

The Syrian Army had prior knowledge that the terrorists assault on Tal Al-'Ays where it has been reported that the takfeeri group shot down a Sukhoi-22 jet operating in a reconnaissance role. The jet was downed by a shoulder-fired heat-seeking rocket manufactured, as usual, by the Americans or the French and delivered to Alqaeda by the Saudis and Turks. We don't know how many of these weapons are in the hands of Alqaeda and we can't wait until we hear about a Turk or Saudi passenger aircraft being mercilessly shot down by these freaks. It's only a matter of time.

At Handaraat, the Syrian Army decisively foiled an attempt by Alqaeda to assault SAA positions. The number of casualties on the rat side exceeded 20 with scores wounded and seen being rushed to field hospitals near the Turk border. Another attempt to penetrate SAA lines occurred at Abraaj Al-Reeh (Towers of Wind) and also met with dismal results as recon aircraft pinpointed movements of Alqaeda rodents giving the SAA's field artillery free reign to bombard the tightly deployed terrorist convoys.


Comment: The Russian MOD adds:
Jabhat al-Nusra intensified shelling of Braidge al-Rih and Handrat. Within last 24 hours, mortar fire was opened for five times from Muheim Handrat, which had been captured by militants.

The entire Alqaeda force amounted to about 400+ rodents whose primary goal was to cut the Aleppo-'Afreen Road. They had armored cars, a few tanks, mortars and some home-made and some GRAD rockets.

In an act completely consistent with the barbarous nature of Wahhabists, the frustrated rats were ordered to open up their guns on the innocent civilians in Al-Shaykh Maqsood which resulted in 8 deaths and 20 seriously wounded.


Comment: Russian MOD:
Armed groups of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra (not included in the Russian-American agreement on ceasefire in Syria) continue taking efforts to perform armed provocative actions and attacks against civilians and the government troops.

After artillery shelling, up to 1,500 terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra supported by 3 tanks and 20 automobiles with large-caliber machine guns attacked positions of Kurdish militia in Sheikh Maqsood from Ashrafiyah and al-Shababi (Aleppo).

18 civilians, including children, and 11 members of Kurdish units were killed. 36 people received wounds of different severity.

Because of rough escalation, aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces hit positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in suburbs of Aleppo and quelled their attempts for offensive after conducting aerial reconnaissance and detecting sharp locations of targets.

Hotline of the Russian Centre continues receiving information about increasing of number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Aleppo. According to the received information, a group (more than 90 men) has arrived in Ashrafiyah from Bshantara. This is the evidence of possible preparation for large-scale offensive by terrorists.

A new Operations Room in Aleppo is now empowered to organize and coordinate the military actions of the force entering the theater of battle. This OR has already called for the evacuation of whole areas of Aleppo to insure the lowest number of civilian casualties. The citizens are complying.

SyrPer is predicting the arrival of an overwhelming force on the scene. We have also received reports that the PYG/PKK are also reinforcing and coordinating with the OR.