Aleppo: Syrian Army Inches Closer to Strategic Town of Maskanah
The army forces could capture the fifth station of cattle farms near Maskaneh after clashes with the ISIL near the last bastion of the terrorist group in Eastern Aleppo.
Meantime, the Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded the ISIL positions in Maskanah.
A military source said that the ISIL defense lines have all been shattered after their senior military commanders, including their war minister, were killed, adding that the Syrian army is now stationed 5km away from the strategic town of Maskanah.
The Syrian state news agency reported on Wednesday that over 3,000 ISIL terrorists have been killed or wounded in the Syrian Army troops’ operations in Eastern Aleppo that have resulted in the liberation of 32 key regions, including Jarah airbase.
SANA reported that 3,000 ISIL terrorists have been killed or wounded in the fresh round of the army operation in Aleppo, adding that 19 tanks, five BMP vehicles, 11 bomb-laden vehicles, six cannons, nine arms and ammunition depots, two communication and operation rooms and 61 field command posts of the ISIL were also destroyed in the operations.
The state agency added that 13 emirs and senior commanders, including ISIL’s War Minister Abu Mos’ab Mesri, ISIL’s Emir of borders Abdul Rahman Mataveh al-Dakhil from Saudi Arabia, ISIL’s Hasaba (security and monitoring) Emir Abu Abdullah Mohammad Samih al-Kasri from Saudi Arabia, ISIL’s top commander Mahmoud Adnan al-Ajam, ISIL’s security Emir Abu Ahmad al-Kafir al-Abaji and ISIL’s field commander Ali Nazal Qara Bash are among the ISIL terrorists killed in the army operation.