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Syrian Army Scores More Victories against ISIL in Eastern Aleppo

18 February 2017 9:51

 

Syrian Army troops stormed ISIL’s defense lines in a region between Kuweires airbase and the town of Deir Hafer, winning back a key hill after several hours of clashes.

The army men engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in Eastern Aleppo and could take back the strategic hill of Humeimeh Southwest of Showeilakh or Northwest of Humeimeh al-Kabireh.

ISIL suffered heavy casualties in the attack and pulled the remaining pockets of its forces back form the battlefield to evade more casualties.

On Wednesday, the army troops launched a new round of offensives on ISIL’s positions to take control of the al-Assad Lake that is the main source of water supply to Aleppo city.

After their advances against ISIL and liberating the villages of al-Moshrefeh, Bayjan and Tal (hill) Bayjan Southeast of the town of al-Bab, the army troops have started intensive attacks on terrorists’ defense lines to seize back al-Assad lake, villages around the lake and al-Khafseh region as the main water reservoir of Aleppo city.

Field sources, meantime, said that the army men stormed ISIL’s positions from the towns of al-Oweisheh and Sarhan South of the town of Tadif and advanced towards East al-Khafseh region in Eastern Aleppo, forcing the terrorists to retreat form several villages.

Battlefield reports said ISIL suffered heavy casualties and its military hardware sustained major damage in the attacks.

ISIL has closed off flow of water from al-Khafseh facilities to Aleppo city.

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