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Aleppo’s Al-Bab Operation: Syrian Army Captures 250 Sq/Km of Land

2 February 2017 14:31


The Syrian army has imposed control over 250 square kilometers of land in the Eastern part of Aleppo province and won full control of over 30 towns and villages in al-Bab military liberation operations.

The Syrian army units have seized back over 30 towns, villages and key heights in Eastern Aleppo from ISIL’s control since the start of al-Bab military operations.

The Syrian government troops also attacked all fortifications that the ISIL had built up in Eastern Aleppo and took control of tens of kilometers of tunnels and trenches that were built up along the front while defusing over 4,000 bombs laid by the ISIL terrorists.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian Air Force struck badly ISIL’s defense lines in regions to the Southeast of Kuweires Airbase, killing at least 30 terrorists and destroying their equipment, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

SOHR disclosed that over 30 ISIL terrorists were killed in the warplanes’ air raid in a region between South of Kuweires and West of the town of Deir Hafer.

In the meantime, the army troops continued attacks on ISIL’s last bases in Eastern Aleppo and could manage to advance against terrorists in regions near the towns of al-Bab and Deir Hafer, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

The army soldiers also engaged in heavy fighting with terrorists near the village of al-Karin to liberate the village, cutting off terrorists’ supply road connecting al-Karin to Deir Hafer.

The army troops also stormed ISIL’s positions in the village of Showeilekh along the road connecting the Air Force Academy to a region near Deir Hafer.

The army men also hit ISIL’s positons in al-Bab region and decreased their distance to the terrorist-held town.

Konstantin Troyotsov, an analyst in the Eastern Studies Center affiliated to Russia’s Sciences Academy, said that the Syrian army from South and Southwest, Turkish army from North and Northwest and Kurdish groups form East have laid siege on ISIL-held al-Bab.

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