first published on June 28, 2016 by Will
In a massive offensive operation, the Syrian military and its allies have reportedly taken control of 90 percent of their objective area, known as Mallah farms, near the city of Aleppo.
The video shows heavy use of armor, artillery, and airstrikes to cover the advance of infantry forces into rebel-held ground. The successful land grab is allowing pro Assad forces to better isolate areas of Aleppo still in opposition hands.
Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch, al Nusra Front, is reportedly attacking at the flanks and logistics units of the current operation, but are being kept in check by Russian airstrikes.