Rebels offensive on Nubl & Zahraa chiites enclaves (23 Nov 2014 – ?)

On November 23, Islamic front & Al-Nusra started a 3-fronts offensive aimed at government controlled Nubl & Zahraa towns.

On November 23, Al Nusra seized industrial area South East of Zahraa.

The chiite enclave is defended by SAA troops helped by NDF fighters, and Hezbollah officers.

Although the offensive may be aimed at taking the whole area, real objective may be to release pressure on other Aleppo fronts, as well as to gain firm control over Aleppo – Azaz strategical road

Nubl Zahraa 15 nov 2014 by @deSyracuse