Syrian Forces Continue Fighting ISIL in Aleppo Province
The pro-government forces destroyed military vehicles and equipment of the ISIL in Um Zalila and Tal Ayoub.
In the meantime, scores of the ISIL militants were killed by the Syrian forces in Khalsa village in Southwestern part of the province.
The army also stormed the defense lines of the militants near the Hreitan town, killed or wounded many of them and destroyed their military hardware.
The Aleppo province has witnessed heavy clashes between the Syrian forces and militants since September 30, when the Russian air force launched its massive attacks of the ISIL militant positions.
Earlier reports said today that the pro-government forces, in a fresh round of joint operations in the Southern territories of Aleppo province, pushed back the militant groups from their positions and restored security to new territories.
The Syrian army’s 4th Mechanized Division, Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, Kata’eb Hezbollah and Harakat Al-Nujaba struck back against the Ahrar Al-Sham and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, capturing the hilltop village of Tal Al-Baraqa.
Following the capture of the aforementioned village, the Syrian Armed Forces launched an assault on Tal ‘Arba’een, seizing this hilltop village after a brief firefight with the so-called Jeish al-Islam and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham.
With Hezbollah’s back up in Southern Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces are poised to make a push to capture the strategic region of ICARDA agricultural facility that is located along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway; if seized, the militants will have their primary supply line cut.