Syrian Air Force Continues Airstrikes on Terrorists’ Positions in Aleppo
The Syrian air raids destroyed terrorists’ positions in Rasem al-Abed, Kwairis Gharbi and to the East of the Thermal Station in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo, a military source said.
There were no more details immediately available.
On Wednesday, the Syrian army regained full control of a strategic area, East of Khanasser road, in Aleppo countryside as the army continues to expand its control over Ithriya-Khanasser road and its surrounding regions.
According to the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television, the Syrian army troops retook Tal Maragha area in the Southern countryside of Aleppo after heavy clashes with the Takfiri militants.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah fighters, in a joint operation, stormed the positions of ISIL militants across the vitally strategic road connecting Hama’s Ithriya to Aleppo’s Khanasser and seized its full control, field sources said.
The sources said that the Ithriya-Khanasser road in now under the full control of the government forces.
“After fierce clashes with ISIL Takfiri terrorists, the Syrian government forces have brought the Aleppo-Ithriya-Khanasser-Al-Salamiyah highway under their full control. Dozens of militants were killed and now minesweepers have started to demine expolosive devices,” one of the battlefield sources said.
Army commanders said the road will open to public trafficking on Thursday.
The road was one of the most important supplying routes of the ISIL militants to dispatch logistic convoys from Hama to Aleppo.
The Syrian army and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters launched a large-scale attack on ISIL positions along the road on Saturday, and inflicted heavy losses on the militants.
In the Saturday operations, the Syrian army seized control over a 10-kilometer segment of the highway after heavy clashes with the ISIL.
The operation continued this week and the Syrian Army and Hezbollah forces killed and wounded at least 15 Takfiri terrorists on Tuesday.
The Syrian army also regained control of Hill Number 11 on the strategic road after heavy clashes with the terrorists on Tuesday.