Syrian Army Wins Back Large Parts of Aleppo, ISIL Sustains Heavy Losses
“After causing massive losses to the ISIL, our troops took control of large areas,” General Ali Mayhoub said.
A large number of terrorists are moving from Syria to the Turkish border amid the Syrian army’s offensive.
“The success achieved by our armed forces since the beginning of the operation mainly through strikes from the air, as well as artillery strikes on the terrorists’ control and command points is lowering their morale,” he continued.
“Many of them are moving to the Turkish border,” General Mayhoub added.
On Thursday, Syrian Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayyoub said that the country’s armed forces had launched a large-scale operation to retake occupied areas from the terrorists.
The Syrian government’s forces launched the offensive after Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, had commenced precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, airstrikes have done considerable damage to ISIL command and logistics networks, as well as to infrastructure used to equip suicide bombers.