Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Moderate Rebel and Jihadist Assault on Khalasah

Today rebels began an offensive to take the town of Khalasah in Southern Aleppo. The attack was led by the Jaish Al-Fateh extremist coalition alongside more moderate factions. The FSA took its usual role of fire support, with Jabhat Al-Nusra and "moderate" Faylaq Al-Sham storming the town. Jabhat Al-Nusra is usually the group that storms a target, Faylaq Al-Sham's presence in storming Khalasah is unusual. There are conflicting reports about Khalasah at the time of writing, some saying the town has fallen, others saying it hasn't. If it hasn't fallen yet, it seems likely that it will soon.

6-9-16- FSA Central Division firing a TOW at a target in Khalasah:

All other photos are from operations today (6-14-16.)

"Moderate" Thuwar Al-Sham, a group that received TOWs, firing on a bulldozer near Khalasah:

Faylaq Al-Sham targeting the town with rockets and mortars prior to storming it:

Faylaq Al-Sham attempting to storm Khalasah:

T-72AV and BMP-1s advance:

Jabhat Al-Nusra also stormed the town alongside Faylaq Al-Sham:

Troops preparing:

Looking at a map of Khalasah. Notice Jaish Al-Fateh logo:

Nusra T-55 firing on Khalasah:

M-1939 37mm gun:

Finally, an Orient TV reporter covering the assault:

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