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Syrian Army, Hezbollah Win More Battles against Militants Southwest of Aleppo

20 December 2015 19:00


The Syrian Army announced minutes ago that its forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah have repelled a large-scale offensive of the militant groups on the newly captured town of Khan Touman, Southwest of Aleppo province, after killing scores of the terrorists.

“The militant groups stormed the government forces’ positions on the newly-recaptured town of Khan Touman to break through their defense lines and enter the town,” the army said.

“The Syrian army and its allies fended off the militant groups’ massive offensive and killed or wounded many of them,” the army added.

“The militant group, who withdrew forces from Khan Touman two to three hours ago, tried to enter the town again, but failed as a result of the government forces’ resistance,” the army went on to say.

“There have been fierce clashes between the government forces and the militants since the recapturing of the town,” the army added.

The Syrian army alongside the National Defense Forces and Hezbollah fighters drove the militant groups out of Khan Touman Southwest of Aleppo province earlier today.

“Khan Touman, the main stronghold of the terrorist group of Jeish al-Fatah in the province, was recaptured minutes ago by the Syrian army and its allies,” the sources said.

“After recapturing of Qarassi village, the Syrian government forces stormed the militant groups near Khan Touman and broke through their defense lines, killed many and forced them to retreat from the town,” the sources added.

“Khan Touman and its nearby farms are under the full control of the Syrian forces,” they said.

At least 81 Jeish al-Fatah militants were killed in the clashes in Khan Touman this morning. The Syrian army has also captured, at least, 10 militants.

“The Takfiri militant groups also withdrew forces from the Architecture Hill near Khan Touman after leaving behind scores of dead members,” the sources added.

The Militants are now without a primary supply route from the provincial capital of Idlib to Aleppo province as the Syrian government troops have now cut off the Aleppo-Damascus Highway.

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