Al-Goulani, the leader of Jeish al-Fatah (formerly Al-Nusra), oversees the recent jihadist attack on Aleppo.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Great Epic Operation – a last ditch effort by over 16,000 Jeish al-Fatah terrorists from outside Aleppo to help besieged militants in the Eastern parts of the city – ended in yet another failure even in absence of Russian airstrikes, the militants admitted, blaming their top commander for their “humiliating defeat in Western and Southwestern Aleppo.
“Jeish al-Fatah’s Great Epic Operation failed to meet the coalition’s military objective of lifting the siege on our comrades trapped in the Eastern part of the city,” militants told their affiliated media outlets and on their social media pages, adding that “relevant calm has prevailed over the Western and Southwestern districts of Aleppo since Monday afternoon”.
“No more attacks on army positions has been reported since the final hours of this afternoon,” the militants’ media outlets said.
Also, the militants complained in their social media posts left in the last 24 hours that Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, senior al Qaeda-linked cleric and religious leader of Jeish al-Fatah coalition of militant groups, is to blame for the “humiliating result” of the Great Epic Operation in Aleppo.
The terrorists slammed al-Muhaysini for his “totally wrong strategy” for removing the army siege on their fellow militants under siege in Eastern Aleppo, saying that his “naive plans sent hundreds of fighters to meet their death”.
“It seems that al-Muhaysini has sent the foreign members of the militant groups to the Aleppo battlefield to get rid of them,” several militants wrote in their posts.
Based on the latest reports, tens of non-Syrian militants have been killed in clashes with the Syrian Army in Aleppo in the last three days.
A sum of 16,000 terrorists raided the Western and Southwestern districts of Aleppo on Friday in rescue of their entrapped comrades in the Eastern parts of the city.
Some 5,000 militants took part in the first phase of the large-scale offensive that is called the Great Epic Operation. Arab media outlets reported on Sunday that at least 500 militants of Jeish al-Fatah had been killed and 1,000 more wounded only in the first phase.
“Several commanders from Jeish al-Fatah, Nouralddeen al-Zinki and Fatah al-Sham Front (the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) were among the slain militants in Aleppo,” the Arabic language al-Mayadeen reported on Sunday.
“At least 5,000 fighters, including scores of suicide attackers, participated in the first day of the terrorists’ attacks on government positions in the Western districts of Aleppo on Friday,” the source added.
“Terrorists also shelled residential areas in the Western districts of Aleppo with hundreds of Grad Missiles,” the report said.
Meantime, medical sources reported that Jeish al-Fatah launched chemical attack on residential areas under the control of the government troops in Aleppo city, inflicting casualties on the civilian population in the region,
“Jeish al-Fatah has fired chemically armed shells at government positions and residential areas in the Assad Military-Engineering Academy and 3,000-unit Housing Complex near the academy in Southwestern Aleppo city three times in the last several hours, leaving at least a civilian dead and 36 more vitally wounded,” the medics said.
“Based on evidence and the symptoms reported about the affected population, Jeish al-Fatah has used Chlorine in its chemical attacks this morning,” the sources underlined.
But after almost 4 days of heavy clashes, the Syrian Army troops and popular forces exerted unprecedented force on Jeish al-Fatah terrorists and drove them out of the Western and Southwestern parts of the city.
Reports from Western and Southwestern Aleppo said that the terrorists have withdrawn from all the few neighborhoods that they had captured in the last three days after sustaining hundreds of casualties in an all-out offensive to rescue their friends in the Eastern parts of the city. […]