Jeish al-Fatah gathered over 20,000 of fighters, including dozens of suicide bombers, to break the Syrian army defense lines along Castillo highway, but failed to lift the government force’s siege on their comrades trapped in the Eastern part of Aleppo city.
“I have not thus far seen militant groups so ready as today, when they intended to launch an attack to end the Syrian army’s siege on their comrades in Aleppo,” Jeish al-Fatah’s religious judge Adbollah al-Moheiseni, who is Saudi national, wrote on his tweeter account.
Religious decrees of this kind and the strategic importance of the main supply line of the terrorists connecting Northern Aleppo to the border regions with Turkey caused the terrorist commanders to call for more fresh forces and suicide attackers to take part in Castillo operation, but they failed to advance against the government forces along Castillo highway, al-Lairamoun, Bani Zeid and al-Malaah region in Northern Aleppo due to the Syrian army and popular forces’ preparedness.
Military sources said on Monday that militants from Jeish al-Fatah failed in their strong attack on government forces’ positions in the newly-liberated farms in the Northern side of Aleppo city.
“The Syrian army and popular forces repelled attacks of the Jeish al-Fatah terrorists on their strongholds in the three newly-liberated farms in the Western side of Castillo highway, and forced the remaining pockets of the militants to retreat from the battlefield,” the sources said.
The sources further denied any advances of the terrorist groups in the battlefields of Castillo, al-Lairamoun, al-Malaah and Bani Zeid.