Syria: Terrorists Acknowledge Death of Senior Commanders
The terrorist groups said on Saturday that the leader of the so-called “Thwar al-Sham Brigade”, Mohammad al-Khatib, the so-called director of “the Local Council in Tal Hdaiyya village”, Fadil Olaiwi, and “the commander in the battalion 1 in Hraitan city”, Omar Shamta, were killed in Aleppo.
On Saturday, the army destroyed positions of al-Nusra Front and ISIL terrorists in the vicinity of al-Nayrab Airport, Sharba’a and Rasm al-Ghazal in the countryside of Aleppo.
The army also inflicted heavy losses on al-Nusra terrorists in the neighborhoods of Bani Zaid, Old Aleppo, al-Ramousa and al-Rashidin 4.
Tens of militants were killed or wounded in heavy clashes with the Syrian Army troops near the Air Force Academy on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo, local officials said Saturday.
The sources said that the militant groups suffered heavy casualties in the abovementioned clashes, and their ammunition depot, military equipment and vehicles were destroyed by the army heavy fire on their positions.
Also on Saturday, the Syrian Army and popular forces, in a series of joint operations, pushed back militants from al-Jabboul village in Eastern Aleppo, bringing the number of the villages liberated in the Northern province in the last three days to 17.
The terrorist groups pulled back forces from the al-Jabboul village and its nearby areas after their positions came under heavy attacks of the Syrian army and popular forces.
The militants also suffered heavy casualties in the army troops’ attacks.
Earlier Saturday, the army sources said that the Takfiri militant groups positioned in the nearby areas of al-Amara and Tallit al-Mahdia suffered heavy death toll in the Syrian army’s offensives and retreated from the battlefield.
The army said that the two abovementioned villages are under the full control of the Syrian troops now.
On Friday, the Syrian Army announced that its troops, backed by Hezbollah fighters and Russian air support, have recaptured two other villages in Southwest Aleppo province.
The army said that the militant groups retreated from al-Huweiz and al-Qarasi after their positions came under attack of the Syrian forces.
Also on Friday, the Army and Hezbollah forces pushed back militant groups from vast areas in Aleppo province, and recaptured at least three more villages.
Sources said that the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance recaptured Ghayghar, al-Ajoubiyah Farms and Tal Mafless after fierce clashes with the militants of Liwaa Suqour al-Sham and Harakat Nour al-Deen Al-Zinki.
The Syrian army on Thursday won back control over 9 villages in Aleppo.
The Syrian army and popular defense forces, backed by Russian warplanes, freed vast areas in Aleppo Province from the control of the Takfiri militants, killed a senior terrorist commander and took a wide stride towards the strategic Kuweires military airbase.
The Syrian forces regained control of al-Safira village in the Southern countryside of Aleppo in the early hours of Thursday, killing dozens of terrorists, including their senior field commander Uwais al-Qoqazi.
Later, the army also won back the villages of Balas, Jouret al-Hajjash, Rasm al-Skeikh Qiqan, Deir Salibah, Kafer Obeid, al-Halabiah and Teir al-Ward.
A few hours later on Thursday the army regained control of al-Ayyubiah village in the Southern countryside of Aleppo.