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Fresh Syrian Soldiers Arrive in Northern Aleppo to Join Handarat Operation

27 September 2016 7:33



A large number of soldiers have deployed in the Northern outskirts of Aleppo city to join the Syrian Army’s operation to recapture the Handarat Palestinian Refugees Camp from Jeish al-Fatah, military sources said Monday.

“A large group of Syrian soldiers arrived in Northern Aleppo on Sunday night to help the Syrian army troops and the Palestinian Liwa al-Quds take back the Handarat Camp from the terrorists,” the sources said.

“Fresh forces have been deployed to Shaher district,” the battlefield sources said, adding that “The Army is preparing to launch the final phase of the operation to recapture the Handarat Camp”.

The Syrian army and Liwa al-Quds forces took the camp last week but had to withdraw after two days.

Syrian Army commanders pulled their forces back from Handarat Palestinian Refugees Camp in Northern countryside of Aleppo city on Sunday morning to evade more casualties.

“Syrian Army soldiers and their Palestinian allies from Liwa al-Quds, who had captured Handarat camp on Saturday morning, repelled several large-scale attacks of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists on Saturday night, but on Sunday morning army commanders ordered forces to retreat from the battlefield temporarily,” army sources said.

Hours later, Russian and Syrian fighter jets carried out scores of combat flights over Handarat, pounding heavily the positions of the terrorists inside the camp.

The Russian and Syrian warplanes conducted more than 50 airstrikes over Northern Aleppo, killing and wounding tens of militants inside Handarat camp and al-Lairamoun district.

“The air raids will continue to prevent militants from fortifying their positions in Handarat camp and also to pave the ground for the Syrian army and its allies to take back the camp,” army sources said on Sunday.

Minutes after the raid, the Army troops and the Palestinian Liwa al-Quds fighters launched joint attacks on terrorists’ defense lines in the Camp.

“The Syrian pro-government forces have stormed terrorists’ positions in the Eastern neighborhoods of Handarat Camp after they secured the nearby Shaher district,” the sources said.

“Syrian forces have already managed to break through the first defense lines of the terrorists in Handarat Camp,” the source said, adding that “another round of attack would be needed to push back Takfiri militant”.

“A large number of terrorists have been deployed in the camp, so, this time the terrorist groups will suffer more casualties due to the preparedness of the government forces and their familiarity with the camp’s streets and neighborhoods,” the sources underlined.

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