The sources said that the Syrian pro-government forces will soon end one of their hardest battles against ISIL in Badiyeh (desert) East of the road that connects the town of Khanasser in Southeastern Aleppo to the town of al-Salamiyah in Hama province.
They went on to say that given the importance of the region and ISIL’s strong resistance, tough battle is now underway in the battlefront.
The sources further said that the ISIL has been relocating its forces from Raqqa countryside to the surroundings of Khanasser-al-Salamiyah road, the only supply line of the army to Aleppo city, to make the strategic route insecure.
In the meantime, the army soldiers have been fighting terrorists to foil ISIL’s penetration attempts from Khanasser and to force the terrorists to retreat from the vital road of Khanasser, the sources said, adding that upcoming military achievements of the army will end ISIL’s attempts to decrease the pro-government forces’ pressure on Eastern Homs and Southwestern Raqqa.
The sources went on to say that with the restoration of full security to the road to Aleppo, the army will be capable of dispatching fresh forces to other battlefields to support their comrades in Southern and Eastern Syria.
Reports said on Monday that the army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL along Khanasser-Ithriya road and managed to drive terrorists out of several positions East of the town of Um Mayal.
In the meantime, the army soldiers pushed ISIL away from SyriaTel hill South of the village of Beir Abu al-Alaj along Ithriya-al-Rasafeh road.
A military source reported that the army men inflicted major losses on the terrorists.
According to reports, the army forces are now 15km away from the al-Rasafeh axis, as pro-government forces are on the verge of expelling Takfiri terrorists from the entire highway, trapping ISIL in the Khanasser Plain.