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Very interesting source.

https://twitter.com/sayed_ridha

Wow a commie Muslim who smokes weed(or maybe its hash in the pic)]

The same link claims

A joint operation between #Israel-i #IDF & #JabhatAlNusra has failed to murder #Syria-n Army Commander Majid Haymoud
Many of the sources posted have some less than reputable elements, but I try to post the original sources as often as possible so you can see them all yourselves.

For instance there are some pro-Assad and pro-Russian sources which post good intel, but if you read back through their other posts or read their descriptions you'll see stuff about Zionism and Jews alongside some more generic anti-Western commentary.

It's part of why I've tried to keep people in the loop regarding who is saying what as best I can (not being a paid researcher in a think-tank does limit my ability to do so).
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Seeing reports on more activity in the SE area of Aleppo, especially at the artillery college there - a few maps I've seen either contradict one another, or just leave the area in question very much as an unknown at the moment.

Unsure who holds what at the moment. Reports of SAA advancing from the north and the south-east against Rebel flanks.

These pictures come from a post claiming to represent destroyed Rebel vehicles:



Using a rough internet translation:
"Pictures shortly before the lens of the media war showing the destruction of the militants mechanisms by Wall School of Artillery in the countryside of southern #Aleppo"
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From a different source:
Pro Gov sources are saying that the attack was repulsed & JF have withdrawn

Opp sources say they took over base & now attacking Ramouseh
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Jaish Al-Fateh released first picture showing howitzers inside Artillery Base, #Aleppo.

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Artillery school seems to be fallen, but there is few contradicting reports on rebel advance further and is the school completely in rebel control.
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Rebels claim that the encirclement is broken. But for now it seems to be a small corridor.

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The SDF have captured almost all of Manbij. Some small IS / Daesh pockets remain.

I wonder if the SDF will continue their offensive along the Turkish border in the coming months. It seems likely that the YPG would like to link up with the YPG in Afrin. The salient around Mount Saraj and secondly Jarabulus seem logical next targets.

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Rebels claim that the encirclement is broken. But for now it seems to be a small corridor.

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The NDF have captured almost all of Manbij. Some small IS / Daesh pockets remain.

I wonder if the NDF will continue their offensive along the Turkish border in the coming months. It seems likely that the YPG would like to link up with the YPG in Afrin. The salient around Mount Saraj and secondly Jarabulus seem logical next targets.
You are confusing NDF and SDF.
SDF Syrian democratic forces. Primarily kurdish YPG.
NDF National defense forces. Pro Assad militia.
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Artillery school seems to be fallen, but there is few contradicting reports on rebel advance further and is the school completely in rebel control.
It seems that, going by what was posted, it certainly did fall into rebel hands, but whether they could hold onto it is very much up in the air (my gut says it is still contested, but I've not checked in today to see).

EDIT: Updates I've seen suggest that the Rebels still hold onto that narrow corridor into Aleppo. However, the question is if the Rebels can capitalize on that, or if, once the more "elite" SAA units are relocated south from the Castello Road area, if they will be able to resist.
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Rebel Counter Attack in Ramouseh/Ramussa


"First moment of rebel breaking into the bakery/oven in Ramouseh, #Aleppo."
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"FSA #FastaqemUnion targeting group of Assad militiamen in surrounding of Air Technical Faculty"
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Both these videos involve the Fastaqem Union aka Fastaqim Kama Umirt, which is part of the rebel Fatah Halab.
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"East Aleppo media activist Mahmoud Raslan in Ramouseh today. Behind: a tank captured by the rebels."
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Someone said they Gelocated their position to here.
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Siege broken?

It seems that the rebels have established a corrider about 1 km wide between the Ramouseh garages and the Sadkop fuel depot.
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The post linked below was described as "Hezbollah confirming that reinforcements were sent to fight the rebels"


Here's the original text of the post:
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تعزيزات الجيش السوري إلى داخل كلية المدفعية والتسليح جنوب حلب قبل ساعات
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I'm looking into more confirmation, though it is known that Hezbollah and Iran have been sending men and material to support Assad for a while.
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It seems that the rebels have established a corrider about 1 km wide between the Ramouseh garages and the Sadkop fuel depot.
Some maps show it, others don't. The claims are contradictory, but the best assumption I have is that it was "broken" in a loose sense, and that the Rebel gains aren't consolidated and are still the victim of lots of fierce fighting and confusion.

A clear, safe route into Aleppo, it isn't.
Rebels say Aleppo siege broken, but others deny claim

Two rebel groups said on Saturday they had broken the siege of Aleppo after days of fierce fighting in the southwest of the city, but a monitoring group and pro-government online media outlets denied the claim.

Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, said in an online statement: "Fighters from outside the city met their brother fighters from inside the city and work is under way to establish control over remaining positions to break the siege."

A commander from another, more moderate rebel group also told Reuters the siege had been broken, but said it was early days and matters were "not easy".
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Some of the maps about the SW bit of Aleppo:


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At this point I've got no interest except I wish the Kurds get a state out of this mess. Assad seems like the most stable of the players, seeing how he allowed non-muslims to live in peace. Maybe he should cut a deal with Israel, make a firm peace, and win a Nobel peace prize...
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At this point I've got no interest except I wish the Kurds get a state out of this mess. Assad seems like the most stable of the players, seeing how he allowed non-muslims to live in peace. Maybe he should cut a deal with Israel, make a firm peace, and win a Nobel peace prize...
The Kurds seem more insterested in a Federal Syria than full independence - hence their moves towards more autonomy, but not independence.
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Al Qaeda will be overextended and Czar Putin's Su34s will make them pay. Same as last time
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