Month: October 2016
In August 2016, Opposition (green on map) broke Aleppo siege from Ramouseh area (check old maps on website), and due to bloody battles for several weeks, Regime and allies (red on map) were able to besiege the city again. Opposition factions launched the 2nd offensive to break siege on eastern side of Aleppo city in October 28, 2016.
Battles ongoing in West Ghouta near Damascus since weeks for the town of Deir Khabiyah, strategic town enables the controlling side to go over some hills like Tall Kokab and Brigade 75 base which is located in Salah al-Tayr hill.
Regime (red color on map) controls the town, and trying to advance southward, while Opposition (green on map) trying to break Regime defense line and enter the town again from the south.
Syrian Opposition forces, backed by Turkey, continues operations against ISIS; heading to al-Bab city in North Aleppo. If Opposition forces will be able to reach al-Bab city, this will end the plan to connect the Kurdish-held Afrin and Kobane cantons via Manbij and al-Bab areas.
Since the operations started at the end of August 2016, Opposition forces were able to clear all the border line from ISIS, and expelled them from Jarablus city and other important towns like al-Rai, Akhtarin and Sawran, as it was also a huge shock for ISIS by loosing their symbolic town, Dabiq. The campaign also included some operations against the YPG-led coalition of Syrian Democrat Forces, who were attempting to reach Jarablus at the beginning of the campaign which started in Jarablus area.
Since the mid-October, battles started between the Syrian Opposition (FSA) and Syria Democrat Forces (SDF) in south of Marea, after offensive launched by SDF to advance toward al-Bab city, as well as stopping FSA advances.
Map of October 27, 2016, as Opposition factions (FSA) continued advaces toward al-Bab city after gaining control of some villages.