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Syria: Over 1,500 Terrorists Killed, Wounded in Failed Attacks on Gov’t Positions in Aleppo

31 October 2016 7:32

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Local media outlets revealed on Sunday that at least 500 militants of Jeish al-Fatah have been killed and 1,000 more wounded in the first phase of their large-scale offensives on government positions in Aleppo codenamed the Great Epic Operation.

The Arabic language al-Mayadeen reported that the Syrian Arm troops and popular forces repelled Jeish al-Fatah’s first wave of attacks, killing at least 500 militants and wounding 1,000 more.

“Several commanders from Jeish al-Fatah, Nouralddeen al-Zinki and Fatah al-Sham Front (the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) were among the slain militants in Aleppo,” the source said.

“At least 5,000 fighters, including scores of suicide attackers, participated in the first day of the terrorists’ attacks on government positions in the Western districts of Aleppo,” the source added.

“Terrorists also shelled residential areas in the Western districts of Aleppo with hundreds of Grad Missiles,” the source went on to say.

Reports also said on Saturday, the military fronts in Western Aleppo witnessed severe clashes between the Syrian army and the terrorist groups for the second consecutive day.

“After heavy clashes with Jeish al-Fatah terrorists who sought to advance in Jam’iyat al-Zahra district, the Syrian army killed and wounded dozens of terrorists and repelled their offensive,” the sources said.

Also, military sources reported that the army troops and their allies used artillery and missile fire to repulse the terrorists’ attack which had started by blowing up a military vehicle in Jam’iyat al-Zahra district in Western Aleppo.

Also, the Syrian army clashed heavily with Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in Dahiyat al-Assad district in Western Aleppo, the sources added.

Another military source also reported that the army forces targeted the militants’ gathering centers in the region with missile and artillery fire.

“The army troops also attacked the terrorists’ positions at the Scientific Research Center in Western Aleppo and inflicted tens of casualties on militants,” the source said, adding that the Syrian warplanes also heavily pounded the militants’ bases in Dahiyat al-Assad and Jam’iyat al-Zahra.

 

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