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A boy inspects damage after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Beirut- Opposition Fractions in Aleppo raged a huge and first of its kind assault as a response to the progress achieved by the regime forces along with the pro-groups at the Castello Road. These fractions rain showered districts dominated by Assad forces with hundreds of missiles and bombarded tunnels thus leading to tenth of casualties.

Wird Furati, head of press office at Fastaqim Kama Umirt, told Asharq Al-Awsat that Aleppo operation is an inverse one to spark all fronts in Aleppo to foil the regime repetitive attempts to besiege the city from four fronts.

“There is a media embargo over the battle thus it is not possible to discuss its details and purposes,” said Furati. “Jabhat al-Nusra is involved in the battle but with few number of fighters”, he continued.

The assault raged by the opposition was accompanied by launching tenths of missiles on the western districts dominated by the Syrian regime, leading to the death of eight and the injury of 89, according to Syria TV.

Syrian Arab News Agency, however, reported that a unit from Assad regime forces bombarded a tunnel in Ancient City of Aleppo and killed tenths who were trying to sneak into Citadel of Aleppo. “This operation was being planned to since the intense conflicts in Aleppo northern countryside and it seeks reducing pressure over opposition fractions in the north”, said Security Officer Ammar Aref to ARA News.

Media Activist Wael Mohammed told ARA News that Abdullah Al Huseini, judge at Jaish al-Fatah and leader at Jabhat al-Nuṣrah, sent a voice message assuring Aleppo residents that the regime attempts to besiege Aleppo will fail. “Aleppo will not be besieged. Don’t you know what Aleppo is!” Al Huseini said in the voice message.