We are in Aleppo city, the city known to be the financial capital of Syria, on contrary of all media propaganda, the city looks normal, traffic is usual as described by our driver, and the resident of Aleppo can't be more warm and generous, Press TV crew had been stopped repeatedly by people in the streets who expressed their thanks and appreciation for our coverage.
Early in the next morning, we set our cameras, heading to Al Hamadaniyeh area; it's in area bordering the famous Salah ElDien neighborhood or as the foreign backed militia calling themselves Free Syrian Army wishes to call it "Baba Amr of Aleppo".
It took us 15 minutes of driving through the streets of Aleppo to get to our destination. Our way was smooth, no gunshots heard, and no militia existence all the way. The smell of death is everywhere in Al Hamadaniyeh; abandoned houses are the first thing you notice upon your arrival, burned buildings and Fasting Syrian commander is studying his maps of the area, telling his solders to prepare their weapons.
Syrian soldiers were highly motivated and doing their duties with enthusiasm, Press TV crew wanted to stay longer with them but our schedule was tight so we had to move on.
Salah ElDein area is our destination; this neighborhood had been evacuated by foreign backed armed men who claimed to have all their man power tactically withdrawn from the area Syrian soldier told us in sarcastic tone.
Few snipers 1.5-2 Kilometers away were left behind by the armed group to kill everything and anything that moves, so running between the buildings, using narrow lanes and ducking our heads down was the theme of our trip.
Few minutes later we arrived to our destination.
Omar AbdulGanioglu is the name of Turkish fighter killed in Salah eldien neighborhood when he tried to attack Syrian soldiers
An Army commander has confirmed the existence of hundreds of foreign fighters from Saudi Arabia, Libya, Tunisia, Turkey, Jordan and Kuwaitis in the battle.
Syrian national army soldiers ceased every opportunity to express their loyalty to SYRIA and its leadership every time they saw a camera. Telling us they will not back up or get tired from defending Syria against all enemies no matter foreigners or domestic.
Finally, the time was given to us was over, and we had to return back to our residency, but we hope to continue our special coverage in Aleppo in the coming days.