The commander of Katibat Souyan, known as Karamo al- Qanas (sniper), was killed during the Syrian government forces’ offensives in Khan Touman.
In the meantime, the Syrian Air Force bombed concentration centers of the terrorists in Khan Touman, Saraqib and Bostan al-Pasha, leaving scores of the terrorists dead or wounded.
The Syrian army units and popular forces, supported by warplanes, launched massive offensives and airstrikes against the terrorist groups in Aleppo and its Southern, Western and Northern countryside on Thursday.
A military source said that the army troops destroyed the stronghold of Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) on Aleppo-Damascus highway in Southwestern Aleppo.
The stronghold was used as a base by the terrorists to load suicide cars with bombs.
Also, the Syrian army units smashed a position used by Fatah al-Sham for meetings in Salah al-Din district, killing a number of its commanders.
Also, a field source reported that the air force strikes targeted the positions and tens of vehicles of the terrorists in Khan Touman, Ma’arata, Western Dar al-Izza, Western Qabtan al-Jabal, Babis, Kafar Hamra and Huryatayn in the countryside of Aleppo city.
The source added that a large number of terrorists were killed in the airstrikes and their armored vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns were smashed.