South Aleppo: Massive Artillery Barrage Against Syrian Troops

first published on August 6, 2016 by

Drone footage from South Aleppo shows a nearly constant and massive rebel artillery barrage on the Syrian military’s “Artillery College” to soften defenses before performing an infantry ground assault.

The operation is a counterassault to stop the brutal Syrian offensive in the area, and is being carried out by the Jaish al-Fath alliance, which is composed of hardline Islamist groups like Ahrar ash Sham and the newly branded Jabhat al Fatah, formerly known as Jabhat al Nusra, Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch.