Syria: Scores of Terrorists Killed, Wounded in Battle with Gov’t Forces in Aleppo
The Syrian army troops and the National Defense Forces fended off the offensives of al-Nusra front and Jund al-Aqsa on the government forces’ lines of defense near the strategic town of Khan Touman, which claimed the lives of 43 militants and destroyed their military hardware in large scale.
Reports said on Thursday that the Syrian army and popular forces pushed back terrorists in the Western districts of Aleppo city after purging another neighborhood of foreign-backed militants.
The terrorists left behind scores of the dead and wounded members as they fled the scene of battle.
The Syrian army recaptured several key building blocks in Western Aleppo.
Also on Thursday, Syrian army soldiers ambushed a truck fully laden with explosives and assault rifles on a road in Aleppo province and seized its cargo that was destined for terrorist-held territories.
“The seizure was made along the Khanasser-Aleppo Highway in the Southeastern parts of Aleppo province as the vehicle was carrying the ammunition for the militants, however the Syrian army forces, tipped off by intelligence reports, tracked and stopped it,” the military sources said.
The sources added that the truck’s driver was arrested by Syrian soldiers and turned in to the authorities in the city of Aleppo after the operation to seize the consignment went on smoothly without any significant incident.