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Syrian Army Continues to March on Terrorist Centers Southeast of Aleppo City

5 December 2016 16:16



Syrian Army troops and popular forces won back more key positions in Southeastern Aleppo after hours of non-strop clashes and inflicting major losses on Jeish al-Fatah terrorists.

The Syrian government forces destroyed the terrorist groups’ bases in Southern parts of East Aleppo and captured Qadi Askar square and al-Hawoudh residential area South of the Aleppo International Airport.

The army’s engineering units started to defuse bombs and landmines planted by the terrorists in the newly-freed areas immediately after their recapture.

The last group of terrorists positioned at an eye treatment Hospital and optical medical center in Qadi Askar district were killed in clashes with the army soldiers.

The pro-government forces now need to move ahead only for 1 km to lay siege on the remaining pockets of the terrorists in areas still under their control in Southeastern Aleppo.

A Syrian source underlined the importance of the newly-freed districts and neighborhoods whose geographical situation and population density had made their seizure difficult.

The source further added that with the recapture of these difficult-to-win districts the army has gained fire control over the rest of the militant-held neighborhoods.

The source went on to say that the terrorists’ only strong defense line that still stands in Eastern Aleppo is areas near Sheikh Saeed district in the South-East, stressing that if the army defeats the terrorists in this area, Jeish al-Fatah will fully collapse in the city.

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday that Syrian Army troops and popular forces have thus far driven Jeish al-Fatah terrorists out of, at least, 30 neighborhoods in the Eastern parts of Aleppo city.

The pro-government forces have managed to liberate at least 30 neighborhoods in Eastern Aleppo since the start of their large-scale operation against Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups, the Russian defense ministry said.

Elam al-Harbi news weblog, for its part, said that militants now reign in only 18 sq/km of the 45 sq/km area in Eastern Aleppo.

Meanwhile, Moscow expressed hope that the Syrian army would conquer the entire Aleppo by the end of the year.

Russia also criticized Western countries for their reluctance to provide humanitarian aid to the areas recently liberated by the Syrian army.

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