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Syrian Army Kills 16 ISIS Militants, Arrests Numbers in Aleppo
Reports from various parts of the Northern Province of Aleppo on Sunday said the Syrian army troops and its allied forces are still marching on militant’s positions in various parts of the province.
Heavy clashes were reported between the Syrian Army and the militant forces in al-Liramoun and al-Ashrafiyeh near the Northern city of Aleppo on Sunday.
The Syrian army and popular forces stormed the strongholds of the militant groups near the said regions, which ended in the destruction of the militants’ military equipment.
The terrorists have reportedly sustained heavy casualties in the clashes with the army.
Meantime, informed sources disclosed that the terrorist groups, specially the Al-Nusra Front, have recruited hundreds of foreign militants after sustaining major defeats in the battle against the Syrian army and Hezbollah forces in Aleppo province in the last few weeks.
“The terrorist groups, Al-Nusra Front in particular, are getting ready to confront the army in Aleppo province and they have recruited 2,000 foreign terrorists for the same purpose,” an informed military source said on Sunday.
The Syrian army and popular forces have inflicted heavy losses on the Al-Nusra Front in their recent military operations.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah seized back three towns from the Takfiri militants in Aleppo province on Sunday.
According to the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television, the Syrian forces won back the towns of Zarawi, Tal Mamu and Azizieh Samaan in Aleppo countryside today.
Tens of the terrorists were killed in the joint operation of the Syrian soldiers and Hezbollah forces in Tal Mamu and al-Azizieh this morning.
On Sunday, the Syrian Army alongside popular forces advanced in the key battlefield of Air Force Academy (South of Kuweires Airbase) and inflicted heavy death toll on the terrorists.
Military sources said that the Air Force Academy and its nearby regions were the scenes of heavy clashes between the Takfiri terrorists and the government forces, which left dozens of the militants dead or wounded.
The ISIL military grid also suffered significant damage in this morning battle.
On Saturday, the Syrian Army, National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah fighters could eventually earn victory after several days of fierce battle in Sheikh Ahmad East of Aleppo and came still closer to the strategic Kuweires Airbase.
The Syrian army troops, the NDF fighters and the Lebanese Hezbollah forces, backed up by the Russian fighter jets, on Saturday tightened noose around the ISIL terrorists near Sheikh Ahmad and its surrounding areas to lift over a two-year-long siege of the strategic Kuweires airbase.
The latest reports from the battlefield said that the government forces are very close to seize back full control over Sheikh Ahmad after killing tens of Takfiri terrorists.
Also on Saturday, the Syrian Army, popular forces and Hezbollah fighters pushed back the militant groups from Kafr Haddad in Aleppo province and retook full control over the village and its surroundings.
Sources said that the Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo city, Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalion) and several Iraqi paramilitaries imposed full control over the important village of Kafr Haddad after a series of intense firefights with the militants of Harakat Ahrar al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, al-Nusra Front, and Liwaa Suqour al-Sham.
With the capture of Kafr Haddad, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance are within 25km of the important stronghold of Saraqib in the Idlib province and 30km East of the predominately Shiite towns of Fou’aa and Kafraya.
Army sources announced on Friday that the Syrian Army troops, backed up by the Russian airstrikes, have taken control of approximately 250 square kilometers of land in Aleppo.
“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.
On Thursday, the Syrian army, backed up by massive air support, continued to tighten noose on the Takfiri militants in Aleppo, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.
The army destroyed ISIL positions, weapons and ammunition and vehicles in an area in the vicinity of the Air Force Academy.
The army troops also killed and injured a group of terrorists from the al-Nusra Front and other affiliated groups in the villages of Berneh, Tal Haddiyeh, Doulamah and Khan Touman in the Southwestern countryside of Aleppo. Tens of the militants’ machinegun-equipped vehicles were also destroyed.
The army, backed up by the Syrian airstrikes, destroyed positions of Takfiri terrorists in the neighborhoods of al-Rashideen 4, al- Sheikh Khuder, Salah Eddin, al-sheikh Said and Bustan al-Qaser.