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Syrian Army Restores Security to Aleppo’s Civilian, Military Airports

5 December 2016 16:36

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Syrian government troops managed to establish full security at and around the military and civilian airports in Southeastern Aleppo after their striking victories over the terrorist groups in recent weeks.

The army troops’ recent victories against Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups in the Eastern districts of Aleppo city have brought back security to the International Airport and Nairab military airport South-East of the city.

The Western part of the Aleppo International Airport was previously under the control of terrorists and their missile units and snipers could target or prevent flights.

The army’s seizure of the Youth Housing Complex and its surrounding districts played a crucial role in reestablishing security at these two airports.

Restoring security to the Aleppo International Airport was one of the most imports objectives of the army troops, specially after the liberation of the Youth Housing Complex and al-Bohouth al-Elmiyeh region on the Western side of the airport.

Field sources said that the army is resolved to restore security to the road connecting Aleppo to the International Airport via carrying out cleansing operation in nearby districts of the airport to reopen the airport after four years and, meantime, tighten siege on the militants in the old neighborhoods of the city.

The army advances in Southeastern Aleppo have also helped restore security to Nairab military airport just to the South of the International Airport and some vital chunks of the main road connecting the Central parts of the city to this airport for the first time since 2012.

Syrian Army troops and popular forces won back more key positions in Southeastern Aleppo earlier today 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.

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