The Syrian Army continued its military operations in the surrounding areas of the international Aleppo-Damascus Highway and restored full security there after regaining control of all areas alongside the strategic highway, the Arabic-language media outlets said.
The Syrian Army announced that all the surrounding areas of International Aleppo-Damascus Highway have been purged of terrorists and the operations to fortify the highway is underway, the Arabic-language SANA news agency reported.
The government forces engaged in heavy clashes with terrorists along Aleppo-Damascus International Highway passing through Idlib and Hama provinces and suppressed the militants on both sides of the international highway.
Meantime, the Syrian Army troops managed to take full control of two other villages to the West of Aleppo and along Aleppo-Idlib Road, one of which was a main bastion of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front).
The villages of Urma al-Kubra and Urma as Sughra, West of Aleppo, were liberated on Friday.
The government troops also regained full control of the Kafr Naha to the West of Aleppo Province and along Aleppo-Damascus International Highway.
The Syrian Army has liberated over 70 villages and towns South and West of Aleppo Province as its military operation still continues.
The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen TV, meantime, announced that al-Fawj-46 military base was captured, South of Idlib Province.
Aleppo is the economic capital of Syria and many industries of Syria are located in the province. Therefore, many international highways and roads have been constructed to connect Aleppo province and city with other parts of Syria, such as Aleppo-Damascus Highway.