ALEPPO – Syrian regime forces have repelled a fierce offensive by rebel factions seeking to reopen their only supply route into Aleppo city, killing at least 26 rebel fighters, military sources reported on Sunday.
The rebel operation sought to regain the Castello Road from the regime forces.
The Castello Road leads into the opposition-held eastern half of Aleppo city, which is now effectively besieged by Syrian regime forces.
On Thursday, the regime troops seized a hilltop within range of the strategic Castello supply line. Then by Saturday, the Syrian regime forces imposed full control over the Castello Road, putting rebels under heavy siege.
“We won’t give up. The fight for Castello will continue, and our forces are preparing heavy attacks on the pro-Assad troops there,” rebel spokesman Saleh al-Zein told ARA News in Aleppo.
According to al-Zein, different factions of the armed Syrian opposition decided to cooperate in order to reopen their only supply line into the key Aleppo city.
Reporting by: Helin Saeed
Source: ARA News
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