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Syria: Gov’t Forces Continue to Advance along Aleppo-Khan Touman Road

27 October 2016 13:58

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Syrian Army soldiers and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are engaged in an intense battle with Jeish al-Fatah terrorists to open their way into Southwestern Aleppo province to launch a massive operation to win back the key town of Khan Touman, military sources said.

“Following the recapture of the air defense battalion base and its nearby hills along the Aleppo-Khan Touman road, the Syrian government forces have launched a new round of attacks on Jeish al-Fatah to capture more strategic hills along the road and open a safe way towards the town,” the sources said.

“The Syrian Air Force has also been targeting Jeish al-Fatah’s gatherings in the neighborhoods of Rashedeen 4 and 5 and Arz al-Jabas, the town of Khalseh, Zeitan, Khan Touman, al-Eis, al-Zerbeh and along the Aleppo-Damascus highway, inflicting major losses and heavy casualties on the militants,” the sources went on to say.

Field sources disclosed on Monday that Syrian government forces are getting ready for an imminent large-scale operation to end Jeish al-Fatah’s rule over Khan Touman region.

“Syrian army troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are preparing to push South towards Khan Touman, al-Eis and al-Zerbeh after capturing air defense battalion, Tal Bazo, and finding full fire control over Rashedeen 4 ad 5 on the Southern outskirts of Aleppo city in the last few days,” the sources said.

The sources added that Syrian government forces, backed up by Russian and Syrian fighter jets, continue to hit Jeish al-Fatah’s centers in neighborhoods on the Aleppo-Khan Touman road and in Housing Project 1070 and the districts of Sheikh Saeed and Ameriyeh.

Jeish al-Fatah’s centers in Rashedeen 4 and 5 and Ramouseh’s road came under heavy air raids by the Syrian and Russian warplanes.

Wining back Khan Touman region will bring the Aleppo-Damascus highway under government’s control.

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