Syrian army, backed by Iranian fighters, advance south of Aleppo: monitor

by Reuters  |  published on October 18, 2015

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah and Iranian fighters made advances on Saturday in their offensive to retake territory around the northern city of Aleppo from insurgents and jihadist fighters, a monitoring group said.

The campaign around Aleppo, which the army launched on Friday, is one of several assaults it has waged against rebel fighters since Russian jets began carrying out air strikes on Sept. 30 in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

It has concentrated so far on clearing rebel areas south of Aleppo rather than the city itself, which is home to 2 million people and divided between government forces and rebels.

  • Geezer Ted

    The situation in Syria is a big fat mess par excellance. There is the Syrian Army, fighting with the Free Syrian Army fighting with other rebel groups fighting with each other and then Throw ISIS into the mix. If Assad did step down then the rebel groups would be fighting with each other as they are already doing and ISIS would likely eventually take over after many more years of fighting. Instead of trying to get everybody to sit down and work out reforms and turn everybody to fighting ISIS, Ayatollah Obama sticks to a course that will assure more years of bloodshed in Syria. So the community organizer tries to reorganize a country. But the Ayatollah’s ego is too, too big to admit the situation has changed and he needs to change his outlook. Or he simply isn’t that bright, why Uncle Valdy and the Chinese are stirring up trouble all over the place.

    • John Last

      obumf –k want to be the king of the “nigger spring”!
      It’s ok, spring IS for planting, right ?

    • Yep, Putin is making Obama look like the pathetic excuse of a leader we already knew the Kenyan Queen was, but Putin is bringing it to light for the world to see! We need to airdrop Hussein over ISIS or Egyptian Territory. Hussein and Hillary are wanted Criminals in Egypet. Or hand them over to ISIS and watch the Founding Father and Mother of ISIS be beheaded! Either way works for me!

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