Syrian forces destroy large ammo depot west of Aleppo (vid)

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) destroyed on January 26 a large ammo depot of terrorist groups in the western outskirt of Aleppo city, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

The state-run news agency reported that many other terrorists’ positions in the western and southwestern countryside of Aleppo were also destroyed by the army.

A day earlier, the SAA kicked off an offensive around Aleppo city. In the evening, the army reportedly imposed control of the al-Sahafyeen residential complex and the Ghabat al-Assad hilltop in the city’s northwestern outskirt.

The SAA’s 4th Division is leading the offensive, according to pro-government forces. Many other units, and possibly Iranian-backed forces, are participating in the offensive.

The outskirt of Aleppo’s city is controlled by the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL). However, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and other terrorist groups also maintain a strong presence in the region.