Syrian Army Retakes Control over 250 Square Kilometers in Aleppo Province
The Syrian Army, backed up by the Russian airstrikes, has taken control of approximately 250 square kilometers of land in the Northern province of Aleppo, army sources announced.
“The Syrian army’s operation continues in the Southern and Eastern parts of province of Aleppo,” Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub said.
“In cooperation with civil defense groups we control more than 250 square kilometers, and returned stability to dozens of villages and towns in the region.”
“The army in collaboration with the civil defense forces managed to open the way to Aleppo…to ensure the safe passage of this important route,” Mayhoub added.
The general also said that terrorists sustained a large number of casualties and loss of equipment.
“The survivors fled toward Raqqa,” Mayhoub said, referring to the self-proclaimed capital of the ISIL terrorist group.
“Also, our army has strengthened control over the strategic height of Mraga and is trying to expand its control over the area. In addition, the air force is delivering pinpoint strikes against concentrates of the ISIL and al-Nusra terrorist groups in the vicinity of the airport and near Kuweires airbase in the village of Um Arkile,” Mayhoub said.