Hundreds of Syrian Soldiers, Hezbollah Fighters Arrive in Southeastern Aleppo
The source said that a long military convoy of army men and Hezbollah fighters has arrived in Southeastern Aleppo to join their comrades to start an imminent operation against ISIL near Aleppo’s borders with Raqqa province.
The source added that the government forces’ first phase of operation will cover Khanasser towards Maskana region, Deir Hafer and al-Bab to open a Western front on Raqqa province.
Reports said earlier today that the army troops continued their advances against ISIL in Northern Aleppo and managed to take control over a key village after hours of non-stop clashes.
The army soldiers broke through ISIL’s positions in the village of Sawran to the East of the town of Azaz and entered the village, inflicting several casualties on the terrorists.
The army’s heavy attacks forced ISIL to pull back its forces from the battlefield.
The army further captured the village after ISIL’s retreat.
A military source said that the main objective of the army men after liberation of Sawran will be the villages of Sarjeh and Maran.
The source added that if the army can tack back the villages of Sarjeh and Maran the government forces will lay siege on the village of Aran to the South of al-Bab town.