Syria: Army Victories in Eastern Aleppo Strengthening Security at Int’l Airport
Following their special operation to extend the security ring around the Aleppo International Airport Southeast of the city earlier this week, the Syrian government forces continued to push militants back from their positions on the Western side of the airport.
After capturing the Southern district of Sheikh Saeed and the Youth Housing Complex district in the Eastern part of the city in recent days, the army and popular forces stormed terrorists’ positions from two flanks to reinvigorate security in areas near the airport.
The army also carried out a massive operation in the neighborhoods adjacent to the Youth Housing Complex and targeted terrorists’ positions in al-Halwaniyeh to restore security to Western parts of the airport and managed to advance against the militants in neighborhoods near the Youth Housing Complex.
In the meantime, tens of terrorists, who were afraid of the fall of al-Halwaniyeh to the army, evacuated their positions in al-Sha’ar neighborhood and moved to al-Sukri district.
The army men also try hard to advance in the districts of Jabal Badrou and Ard al-Hamra towards the Southern neighborhoods of these districts, including Karam al-Tarab, Karam al-Jazmati, Karam al-Qaterji and Karam al-Maysar to gain the upper-hand over the militants on the Western side of the airport.
In the meantime, a field source underlined that providing more security to Aleppo international airport is one of the most important objectives of the army after the recent liberation of the Youth Housing Complex and and the capture of al-Bohouth al-Elmiyeh Northwest of the airport.
The army and Hezbollah carried out a joint offensive against terrorists’ strongholds in Aleppo city on Thursday to reinvigorate security at the city’s International Airport.
The Syrian army troops who had managed to capture Sheikh Saeed in the South and the Youth Housing Complex to the East started moving towards the airport from two different directions.
The Syrian army men and Hezbollah fighters managed to enter Karam al-Jazmani and Karam al-Tarab regions to the Northwest of International Aleppo Airport from the direction of al-Sakan al-Shababi (Youth Housing Complex).
The Syrian army’s missile and artillery units also severely targeted the terrorists’ military bases in Bab al-Nairab region in the Northeastern part of Sheikh Saeed and Southwest of the Aleppo City’s International Airport.
Battlefield sources had disclosed that the Syrian army planned to expand the security ring along the airport road by purging terrorists from the surrounding areas of Aleppo International Airport to pave the ground for the airport to resume its operation after a four-year hiatus and also tighten the siege of the terrorists deep into the Central parts of Eastern Aleppo and in the surrounding areas of Old Aleppo.
The Syrian army troops are trying to besiege the terrorists in the surrounding areas of the airport. Moreover, the Syrian army intends to also exert pressure on the terrorists in the Southern countryside of the city.
The Syrian army troops and popular forces that earned sweeping victories over the terrorists in 16 districts in a matter of only 72 hours and captured the Northern half of the Eastern Aleppo shifted Southward earlier this week and captured strategic districts in the Southern parts of the city.
The army and popular forces captured al-Sakan al-Shababi in the Southern parts of Eastern Aleppo on Wednesday to continue their unexpected high speed advances that herald a complete clampdown on terrorists in the war-ravaged city.