Syrian Army Gains More Ground Southwest of Aleppo City



Syrian military forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters are making rapid advances against the terrorist groups near the newly captured districts of Housing Project 1070 and al-Hikmah School, field sources informed minutes ago.

“Syrian pro-government forces have continued their operation to reinvigorate security in the Western neighborhoods of Aleppo and have beaten back the terrorist groups from more positions near Housing Project 1070 and al-Hikmah School,” the source said.

“After the liberation of Housing Project 1070, the army soldiers stormed militants’ centers Northwest of the complex and engaged in fierce clashes with militants on the hill, Tal Batikh,” the sources said, adding that “the government forces inflicted a heavy death toll on the militants and captured the hill”.

“After seizing al-Hikmah School, army men clashed and killed a number of militants fleeing towards al-Rashedeen district,” the sources said.

The army’s engineering units have defused the bombs and landmines planted in al-Hikmah School and the surrounding neighborhood.

Reports said earlier today that Syrian Army soldiers pushed terrorists back from more positions in the Southern parts of Aleppo city and captured al-Hikmah School following hours of fierce clashes.

“After the liberation of Housing Project 1070 and Tal al-Rakaham and Tal al-Moa’ta hills that extended the security ring around the Aleppo Military Academy Buildings on Tuesday, the Syrian army continued to storm the terrorists’ positions in the Southern part of Aleppo city and freed al-Hikmah School,” the sources said.

“The al-Rashedeen 4 and 5 districts are under the pro-government troops’ fire control and have fallen to the government fighters in military terms,” they said, adding that the army troops are very much likely to start an offensive soon to impose full control over the two regions.

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