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Syrian Army Seizes Another Chunk of Aleppo-Raqqa Highway

1 December 2015 16:47



Battlefield sources announced a few minutes ago that the Syrian Army, National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah fighters, backed up by the Syrian and Russian waplanes, have pushed back the ISIL from a long section of Aleppo-Raqqa highway after hours of fierce clashes with the militants.

The pro-government forces, backed up by the Syrian and Russian air support, stormed ISIL’s positions along the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa highway, and forced the militants to retreat after sustaining large casualties, sources told FNA on Tuesday.

Last week, the Syrian army launched an attack on ISIL defensive positions along the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa highway, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

The Syrian forces launched a powerful assault on ISIL defensive positions along the highway, targeting the Siyasko Chemical Factory’s Western perimeter.

Following a series of fierce clashes with militants at the Eastern perimeter of the Siyasko Chemical Factory, the Syrian forces and its allies regained full control over the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway entrance to the facility.

Military sources announced on Monday that large groups of fresh popular forces, trained in the Syrian Army’s military camps, are heading North to take part in the final phase of large-scale operations to complete control over territories in Southwestern Aleppo province.

The sources said that the Local Defense Force (LDF) has dispatched hundreds of the ready-to-fight combatants to the Aleppo province to take part in large-scale operations with the Syrian forces in the Southwestern countryside of province.

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