Rebels Target Regime Forces With Rockets Amid S. Aleppo Fighting

Storyful Published January 13, 2017 0 Plays

Rumble While the Assad regime <a href="" target="_blank">claimed</a> to have captured southern Aleppo’s Sheikh Saeed neighborhood on November 30, Syrian rebels continued to fight pro-regime forces in the northern portion of that neighborhood.

This footage, released by the Noureddine al-Zanki Movement, shows fighters engaged in street-to-street combat inside Sheikh Saeed, as well as other fighters launching a series of Grad rockets, mortars, and artillery against regime positions in the southern portion of the neighborhood.

Several members of the Jaish al-Fateh rebel coalition <a href="" target="_blank">issued statements</a> purporting to have repelled pro-Assad forces from the northern edge of the neighborhood, while Noureddine al-Zanki fighters claimed the capture of four Afghan militiamen fighting with the regime. The abduction of the Afghan fighters has been corroborated by <a href="" target="_blank">nationwide opposition media</a>.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued its own report on the November 30 clashes in Sheikh Saeed, suggesting that the rebels maintained control over a small portion of the neighborhood despite the regime gaining significant ground.