FSA units are acting to the north and south-west of Aleppo and seem to be ready for a major offensive aimed at lifting the blockade of the eastern areas of the city.
It is assumed that Harakat Nour al Din al Zenki assault units will operate core offensive force. They are supposed to unite with the advancing group of their surrounded mates led by Omar Salho.
Meanwhile the explosion at the Harakat Nour al Din al Zenki HQ in Azaz on November 17 killed more than 25 militants. ISIS usually opposing FSA groupings took responsibility for the attack.
According Conflict Overwatch Group linked experts recent losses among the Harakat Nour al Din al Zenki leaders may poorly affect the offensive outcome.