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Aleppo, Syria – Armed opposition forces launched an attack on the pro-regime headquarters and barriers in the southern countryside of Aleppo, northern Syria, military sources reported on Friday.
Speaking to ARA News, Waddah al-Ahmad, rebel fighter in the ranks of Shamiya Front, said that the opposition fighters bombed the Defense Plants south of Aleppo with Grad rockets, engaging with Assad’s army in fierce clashes on the outskirts of the Adnaniya village.
The clashes came one day after rebels took control of Hamidiya village. They also infiltrate into Adnaniya village, which is considered the first defense line for regime forces near the city of Sufeira –the main military supply area for regime forces south of Aleppo.
“The pro-regime forces are trying hard to prevent the fall of the Defense Plants for its strategic importance,” al-Ahmad reported.
In the meantime, warplanes of the U.S.-led international coalition bombed locations for Islamic State militants (IS/ISIS) in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
Speaking to ARA News, media activist Mohammed Abdul Qader said that the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes targeted IS headquarters with three air strikes on the towns of Soran Izaz, at-Taqli and Dabiq, “killing and injuring several IS gunmen”.
This coincided with clashes between rebels of the Shamiya Front and IS militants on the outskirts of the village of Oum Wuhoush.
IS locations have been under daily raids by the U.S.-led coalition in the northern countryside of Aleppo since May, according to local sources.
Reporting by: Taim Khalil
Source: ARA News