Syria: Gov’t Forces Continue to Drive Jeish Al-Fatah out of More Districts in Southern Aleppo 17 October 2016 War Reports 1617 Source: FarsNews Syrian Army troops and their popular allies launched a fresh round of attacks on Jeish al-Fatah’s strongholds in Salahuddin districts, and pushed the militants back from a number of neighborhood across the Southern districits of Aleppo. Syrian government forces stormed Jeish al-Fatah’s defense lines in Salahuddin district and captured several residential neighborhoods on the Southern side of Khalid Bin Walid mosque. This is the first time that the Syrian army enters this district which overlooks electrical cables warehouses and al-Ameriyeh neighborhood. The Syrian government forces also targeted terrorists’ arms depots, positions, outposts and watch towers in several districts from the Southwest to the Southeast of the city, including Salahuddin, Housing Project 1070, al-Hikmeh school, Tal Bazou, Sheikh Saeed, Karam al-Taraf, Sheikh Lotfi near Aleppo international airport and Old Aleppo. Army reports later said that the terrorists have sustained tens of casualties in the clashes and spread across the Southern neighborhoods. In the meantime, a long tunnel of the terrorists was detonated in Syrian missile units’ attacks. A number of militants were killed in the tunnel. Reports also said on Sunday that Syrian army soldiers and popular forces continued to target Jeish al-Fatah’s gatherings in the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northeastern districts of Aleppo city, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants. Syrian government force engaged in tough battle with Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Sheikh Saeed district, and captured more positions in the strategic region in the South. The Syrian army also targeted al-Torab Front in the Eastern part of Aleppo and the road connecting Qastal al-Harami to the old neighborhoods of Aleppo via Aqyour neighborhoods. Syrian military forces also pushed militant groups further back in Bostan al-Pasha. Old neighborhoods of Aleppo, including Seyed Ali, al-Sweiqeh and Aleppo Citadel were the scenes of heavy fighting between the Syrian soldiers and Jeish al-Fatah militants as well. The latest reports said clashes are still underway in the region.