Activists in Aleppo said that rebel and FSA fighters evacuated dozens of families from an area called Project 1070 south of the city. Families were evacuated into safe places after rebel fighters seized the area as part of an ongoing large-scale offensive aimed at breaking the siege on the rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo.
Hours after announcing the launch of the offensive, rebel and FSA groups captured the village of Alamiriya, the Project 1070 area, Aljamiyat area, the Missiles Battalion, Albinayat Camp, the oil factory, the Red Building Camp, and Alsabiqiya Berms. They also captured the hills of Mutah, Almahabba, Ahud and Syriatel south of Aleppo.
Rebel and FSA groups are also trying to advance on the villages of Alshurfa and Miniyan as well as on the cardboard factory to the east.
The Assad regime and Russian air forces, meanwhile, continue to target hospitals and medical facilities in Aleppo and its countryside. A field hospital in the village of Hor Sama’an in western rural Aleppo went out service after it was hit by airstrikes on Sunday. Airstrikes also targeted the blood bank building in the town of Alatareb, causing severe damage to the building and equipment.
The only operating hospital in northern rural Aleppo, located in the town of Anadan, went out of service on Saturday following airstrikes by Russian jets.
Amnesty International has issued several reports confirming Russia’s involvement in war crimes in Syria and its use of internationally banned weapons such as phosphorous and cluster munitions against Syrian civilians. Amnesty also accused the Assad regime and Russian forces of deliberately and systematically bombing hospitals in rebel-held areas in Syria in blatant violation of international law and International Humanitarian Law (IHL). (Source: Syrian Coalition + Smart News Network)