This is coolbert:
From Sputnik so many players in the game you need a score card to keep track and that doesn't even work.
Daesh = Islamic State [ISIL]. Al Nusra = Al Qaeda. Free Syrian Army = FSA. Government forces = Syrian National Army. Got it all?
"Daesh Seizes 11 Localities on Syria-Turkey Border in Aleppo Province"
"Daesh terrorists have captured 11 localities in the north of the Aleppo province near the Turkish border, local media reported Monday."
"Al-Nusra Front Deploys Up to 10,000 Terrorists Near Aleppo Ahead of Offensive - Russian Military"
"DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — According to the Al Mayadeen broadcaster, the localities were under control of the Free Syrian Army."
Meanwhile, the Syrian government forces have repelled an assault of terrorists on a locality in the south of the Aleppo province, adjacent to the Damascus-Aleppo highway."
See my previous blog entry, the highway connecting Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Damascus the control of which most vital.
Al Nusra not the Islamic State! Sputnik wrong in this case.