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Syrian Forces, Hezbollah Hit ISIL Hard on Khanasser-Ithriya Road

3 November 2015 20:10


The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters launched a large-scale attack on ISIL positions along the road connecting Khanasser in Aleppo and Ithriya in Hama, inflicting heavy losses on them, reports said Tuesday.

The Syrian Army and Hezbollah forces launched the large-scale attack on ISIL positions along the strategic Khanasser-Ithriya highway, and killed and wounded at least 15 Takfiri terrorists.

On Saturday, the Syrian army seized control over a 10-kilometer segment of the highway after heavy clashes with ISIL in the region.

The Syrian army launched a military operation against the ISIL terrorists earlier on Saturday, and regained control of 4 checkpoints and a 10-kilometer segment of Khanasser-Ithriya Highway, a field commander told FNA.

Earlier on Saturday the Army had informed that its forces alongside the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters were only one kilometer away from the strategic road, reminding that control over the strategic road would cut off the terrorists’ supply line in Aleppo province.

The source said that the army troops and Hezbollah forces, backed by the Russian fighter jets, stormed the Takfiri militants’ positons near the road in Khanasser countryside and killed scores of them.

The sources added that if the government forces retake control over the road the supplying route of the Aleppo militants from Hama and Raqqa provinces will be cut.

On Thursday, the Syrian army troops targeted ISIL positions along the Khanasser-Ithriya road, killing a large group of terrorists.

The Syrian army, backed by Russian warplanes, attacked ISIL positions along the Khanasser-Ithriya road, and killed dozens of militants, informed sources said.

Also on Wednesday, the Syrian army, backed by the National Defense Forces, regained full control of Ithriya-Salamiyah Highway, and killed scores of the terrorists.

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