The sources said that the army men managed to beat back terrorists from the village of Um Tineh in Southern Aleppo and moved towards the village of Um al-Joureh near Abu al-Dhohour airbase in Southeastern Idlib, laying siege on the militants in a region covering 1,200 sq/km of area from Southeastern Khanasser in Aleppo up to West of the town of Sinjar in Idlib and North of al-Sa’an region in Northern Hama.
A field source said that two-thirds of the besieged region are under the Al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) control and the rest is held by the ISIL.
Field sources reported on Friday that the Syrian army dispatched a large number of forces and equipment to the town of al-Hazer in Western Aleppo.
They added that the army wants to launch a new phase of operations against the al-Nusra Front terrorists in the region.
Meantime, the al-Nusra has sent 15 military vehicles and a number of forces to Tal Ais and adjacent areas near al-Hazer.