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Over 20 Villages, Towns Freed in Syrian Army Operations in Eastern Aleppo

30 March 2017 16:25

 

The Syrian Army troops have driven ISIL out of over 20 villages and towns in Eastern Aleppo and imposed control over a long chunk of Aleppo-Raqqa highway in their recent operations, battlefield sources said.

The sources said that the army soldiers continued their anti-ISIL operations in Eastern Aleppo and expanded their control over 27 towns and villages around the city of Deir Hafer, restoring security to over 24 km of the international Aleppo-Raqqa highway.

The sources added that during the operations the Syrian army inflicted heavy casualties on the ISIL terrorists.

Dozens of armored and machinegun-equipped vehicles of the ISIL were badly destroyed in the attacks, they added.

Relevant reports said on Wednesday that the army men continued to break ISIL’s defense lines in Eastern Aleppo and managed to seize back more villages and heights.

The army men continued the battle against the ISIL and took control of the Tal (hill) Mahdum, Al-Sharifah and Kaysumah East of Deir Hafer after intense battle with the terrorists.

The army soldiers, meantime, struck ISIL’s position and seized back control over the village and the silos of Zakia and the town of Jab Mashi in Eastern Aleppo.

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

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