Al Akrad Front liberates two neighborhoods in Aleppo

ANF – ALEPPO 08.01.2014 – In a joint operation with some brigades affiliated to the Syrian opposition, the Kurdish al-Akrad Front has launched an offensive against the al-Qaeda affiliated ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) in the mainly Kurdish city of Aleppo on Tuesday.

Following the offensive which witnessed severe clashes in the neighborhoods of Biêdin, Huluk, Bistan Basa and Maber Elriz of Aleppo, the Kurdish front liberated two neighborhoods, Biêdin and Huluk. Intense clashes are also reported to be taking place between the Syrian opposition and the ISIS in Bistan Basa.

On the other hand, opposition forces have launched a cannon attack targeting the military bases of the regime forces in the Heyderiyê neighborhood. Many civilians were reported killed in the attack which targeted civilian residential areas as well. Six other people, including a child, were also killed in regime forces’ artillery attack on the Heyderiyê neighborhood. A military headquarter of regime forces in the Elshar neighborhood was targeted by a suicide attack by ISIS. A large number of civilians have reportedly been killed in artillery attacks of armed groups affiliated to the Syrian opposition in the Seyf Eldewle neighborhood.