On Monday, 5 February, 2016 Syrian regime forces arrived to Nobol sub-district within Aleppo governorate cutting off the road between northern and southern Aleppo countryside; afterwards they took control over Masqan and Ahras villages aiming at cutting the route between the eastern countryside and A’zaz sub-district so they could completely cut the fuel supply path to liberated areas.
Syrian Democratic Forces controlled Tall Refaat city and Kafrnaya and Kafr Naseh villages in their quest to take control of Mare’ city or besieging it. At the same time, clashes continue between opposition forces and Syrian Democratic Forces at Kaljibrin village. A large wave of displacement set off from combat areas and areas controlled by the Syrian regime, especially after the advance of regime forces in Tall Refaat. Therefore, all civilians in north Aleppo countryside gathered within A’zaz sub-district.