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Syrian army destroys militants’ tunnel in Aleppo

29 September 2016 7:33



The Syrian army has detected and destroyed a tunnel used by the foreign-backed Takfiri militants in the northwestern city of Aleppo.

According to Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Ahed news website, the Syrian forces destroyed the tunnel in the recently-liberated neighborhood of Farafra, which is situated in the old quarter of Aleppo near the city’s famous citadel.

According to the report, a number of terrorists were killed and injured in the ensuing clashes between the militants and the Syrian forces.

Aleppo has been divided over the past four years between government forces in the west and foreign-backed terrorists in the east, making it a frontline battleground.

Elsewhere in Syria, the country’s warplanes launched airstrikes on positions and concentration centers of the militants as well as their supply routes in several areas, including the villages of Maardes and Atshan, in the countryside of the western city of Hama.

The Syrian army also destroyed a number of drones carrying explosives belonging to the terrorists in the countryside of the southwestern city of Dara’a.

US-led strikes target Dayr al-Zawr infrastructure

Meanwhile, Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported that US-led coalition jets destroyed two bridges over Euphrates River in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Photo of one of the two bridges over Euphrates River in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr that the US-led coalition destroyed on September 28, 2016. (Photo by SANA)


The bridges of al-Asharah and al-Mayadin in the eastern countryside of the provincial capital city of Dayr al-Zawr were destroyed on Wednesday.

The US and its allies have been conducting airstrikes against purported Daesh positions in Syria and Iraq since 2014, without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

The coalition, which has done little to stop Daesh’s advances in Syria and Iraq, has targeted positions of the Syrian army and civilians.

On September 17, a US-led coalition attack in Dayr al-Zawr killed more than 80 Syrian soldiers and wounded 100 others.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Over the past few months, the Takfiri militants active in the Arab country have suffered major setbacks as the Syrian army has managed to liberate several areas.

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