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Large Scale Operation to Recapture Khan Touman Begins in South of Aleppo

25 May 2016 15:25

Large Scale Operation to Recapture Khan Touman Begins in South of Aleppo

The Syrian army and popular allies supporting from country’s fighter jets and artillery units, launched large-scale operations in the Southern parts of Aleppo province to wipe out terrorist groups back from the town of Kahn Touman, military sources said Wednesday.

“Tough battle is underway between the terrorist groups and the Syrian government forces who launched their joint anti-terrorism operations from the two different directions of Khan Touman and al-Rashedin,” the sources said, adding, “The Syrian warplanes and artillery units targeted the militants’ strongholds heavily to weaken their defense lines and capabilities.”

“The Syrian army soldier and their popular allies are advancing against the militants in Khan Touman and Rashedin battlefields,” the sources said, adding, “In the meantime, 15 members of Jeish al-Fatah were killed or wounded in the missile and artillery shelling of the army in the Northeastern part of al-Zarbeh South of Aleppo.”

Report said earlier today that a long convoy of ISIL fuel tankers moving from Northwestern Aleppo to the terrorist-held regions in the Western part of the province was targeted in the joint combat flights of the Syrian and Russian fighter jets, FNA reports.

The Syrian and Russian air fleets tracked and targeted the ISIL convoy with over 20 oil tankers on a road connecting Afrin to Dar al-Izza, in which over half of the tankers were set ablaze.

In the meantime, several ISIL members were killed or wounded in the bombardments.

In relevant developments on Monday, the Syrian Army troops and Air Force, in several coordinated offensives, targeted the strongholds of the terrorists of Jeish al Fatah in the Southern part of Aleppo province, pinning the militants down behind their defense lines.

“The Syrian government forces gathered their fighters near Tal Arabaeen and Tal Zazin and launched large-scale attacks on positions of Jeish al Fatah near al-Eis and Kahn Touman, which claimed the lives of tens of the terrorists and forced them to pull the remaining pockets of their forces from the battlefield,” the sources said.

“Jeish al-Fatah further retreated towards hills in the region,” the sources said, adding, “The Syrian fighter jets, for their part, bombed heavily the concentration centers of Jeish al-Fatahin al-Zarbeh, al-Eis, Khan Touman, al-Khalediyeh and Aleppo-Damascus highway.”

“The recent operations of the Syrian armed forces South of Aleppo decreased significantly the military and logistic abilities of Jeish al-Fatah in the region. The army also gained control over several small towns in Southern Aleppo,” the sources said.


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