“Khan Touman in the Southern parts of Aleppo was liberated some months ago but the Takfiris misused the ceasefire, while no Syrian army warplanes and artilleries were active, and ambushed the Syrian forces and Iranian advisors and occupied that region few days ago,” Rezayee, also former commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), wrote on his Instagram page on Monday.
Noting that the Saudi and Turkish army forces were also deployed to backup the Takfiri terrorists, he said that the Syrian army and popular forces inflicted heavy toll and losses on militants before they could occupy Khan Touman.
Rezayee called the Takfiri terrorists as the Zionist regime’s protégés, and warned them to wait for a “harsh revenge”.
He expressed confidence that final victory belongs to the resistance, the Syrian nation and government and the Islamic Iran.
His remarks came after the Syrian army and its allies killed nearly 100 Takfiri terrorists in Aleppo, including Khan Touman region, on Sunday.
Yesterday, the Syrian army pushed back an ISIL assault in the Eastern parts of Aleppo and killed 30 terrorists in air force airstrikes.
According to field sources, the ISIL launched an assault on Syrian government positions in al-Hammam village in Eastern Aleppo on Sunday.
“The Syrian army, backed by air force and artillery units, repelled the attack and killed 30 Takfiri terrorists,” they added.
The sources said tens of militants were wounded and their weapons and equipment were destroyed in the army counterattack.
The reports came after the al-Qaeda-affiliated websites confirmed on Sunday that 30 of their militants were killed and 12 others were wounded during clashes with the pro-government forces in the strategic town of Khan Touman on Sunday.
The Syrian army and its allies increased their missile and artillery attacks on terrorists’ positions in Khan Touman in the Southern parts of Aleppo, forcing the militants to request help from their comrades in other terrorist groups.
According to military sources, the terrorists’ positions in Khan Touman were pounded by over 100 missiles around midday and forced a large number of Jaish al-Adl terrorists to withdraw from the region.
After the terrorist groups confirmed the death of tens of their members in Khan Touman, two teams of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups and the so-called Turkmen Islamic Party came to their aide in Khan Touman and Khalediya, but they were caught in the Syrian army forces’ ambush in Tal Bastawi region.
Also, the Syrian army announced on Sunday that its troops and their allies continued to push back the terrorist groups from their strongholds in the Southern part of Aleppo province and seized control over more territories near Khan Touman following several hours of non-stop battle.
The Syrian government forces, including the Iraqi and Lebanese Hezbollah, stormed the defense lines of the terrorist groups near Tal Bastawi and inflicted heavy casualties on the Takfiri terrorists before they fled the battlefield.
The Syrian military forces captured Tal Bastawi and started to fortify their positions there.
The pro-government forces, meantime, repelled the terrorists’ offensive near the village of Abu Reil and killed at least 25 of them.