Al-Nusra Front Deploys Up to 10,000 Terrorists Near Aleppo
(Russian General Staff, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy)
“According to our intelligence, about 8,000 al-Nusra Front militants have been deployed south-west of Aleppo, while up to 1,500 militants have been deployed north of the city,” Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said Monday.“It is known that a large-scale offensive is planned [by al-Nusra terrorists] to cut the road linking Aleppo and Damascus,” Sergei Rudskoy said Monday.
“Syrian government forces are not planning to storm Aleppo, their efforts are focused on preventing a blockade of northern Syria”, Sergei Rudskoy said.“Terrorists continue attacks on Sheikh Maqsoud and al-Zagra on the outskirts of Aleppo,” head of the General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate Rudskoy said.“If these attacks are successful, the northern parts of Syria could fall under blockade again. That’s why all actions by the Syrian army and the Russian aviation are aimed now at thwarting al-Nusra Front’s plans. No storming of the city of Aleppo is being planned,” the general stressed.
“Despite the progress in the implementation of the ceasefire regime, the supplies of weapons and militants from the Turkish side [of the border] to reinforce al-Nusra Front terrorists continue, including through areas controlled by US-backed opposition groups.”
Hell From Above:
Russian Aviation to Help Syrian Army Liberate Aleppo
“Halqi told us that Syria and Russia are preparing an operation to liberate Aleppo. Russian aviation will help the Syrian army to attack on the ground,” Russian upper house member Dmitry Sablin told RIA Novosti.
“The Syrian people will never forget the assistance provided by the Russian people. First of all, it concerns the decision of [Russian] President Vladimir Putin on the involvement of Russian Aerospace Forces in the operation to support the Syrian army on the ground. More than 500 settlements with a total area of 40,000 square kilometers were liberated thanks to it,” Halqi added.
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