Terrorists Acknowledge 75 Deaths in Zeitan Battles in Aleppo
The terrorist groups said they have lost 75 members as well as control over the villages of Zeitan and Khalsa.
“Six senior militant commanders have also been captured by the Syrian army,” they acknowledged on their social media pages.
Meanwhile, sources said that the Syrian army’s engineering units are defusing tens of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and land mines planted by the terrorists in the recently-captured villages of Khalsa, Zeitan, Homeireh and Al-Qala’jiyah.
Several large depots of weapons and ammunition have also been discovered and seized by the army in these four villages.
On Monday, the Syrian Armed Forces and Hezbollah stormed the militants’ defense lines in the Southern part of Aleppo province and seized a village in just two hours near the strategic town of Tal al-‘Eis.
The Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanized Division in Tal Al-‘Eiss, the Syrian Armed Forces, Hezbollah, and the Iraqi paramilitaries imposed full control over the village of Khalsah after a series of intense firefights with the militants of Ahrar Al-Sham, Al-Nusra Front, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham this morning.
With Khalsah officially under the Syrian Armed Forces control, the terrorist groups are now one village away from having all of their recent gains in Southern Aleppo reversed by the pro-government forces; this means that if Burnah is captured, the militants will have lost every village they seized two weeks ago.
Currently, the Syrian army’s 4th Mechanized Division and Hezbollah have seized 70 percent of Burnah from Ahrar Al-Sham and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham, leaving only the Western sector of the village under the latter’s control.
Earlier, military sources said the Syrian Army and popular forces are advancing on militant positions in the Southern part of Aleppo province and have thus far forced the terrorist groups to withdraw forces from vast territories.
The Syrian army and its allies’ operation forced the militant groups to retreat from al-Hamra village, the sources said
“Tens of the militant groups were killed or wounded in the army’s operation, and the remaining of the terrorists fled the battle zone to evade further casualties,” the sources added.
Earlier reports said that the Syrian army captured two more villages in Aleppo province amid reports of the arrival of Syrian reinforcements to Southern Aleppo.
The Syrian Army’s 43rd, 82nd, and 155th Brigades of the 4th Mechanized Division, backed by Hezbollah, Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo city, retook full control of the villages of Zeitan and Al-Qala’jiyah near the strategic city of Khan Touman after a series of firefights with the terrorists from the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.
The villages of Zeitan and Al-Qala’jiyaj are situated to the South of Khan Touman and approximately 1km East of the strategic Aleppo-Damascus Highway.