Syrian forces clear Aleppo
Once they manage to liberate the area the road to the international airport will be free and passable.
After that, the government is planning to approach the south-eastern outskirts of the economic capital of Syria, which remains under the control of insurgents where this is currently fierce fighting being reported.
Syrian Special Forces are reflecting attempts by the insurgents in Aleppo to bring in reinforcements from the Turkish border.
Across the city there are more than 80 destroyed vehicles mounted with heavy machine guns.
Dozens of insurgents and mercenaries have been killed or wounded.