Syrian Forces Repel Terrorists’ Attack East of Aleppo
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – Syrian army troops supported by allied forces managed to repel an overnight attack by foreign-backed terrorists east of Aleppo, killing 30 militants, military sources said.
According to Tasnim dispatches, in an attempt to break the Syrian forces’ siege on the northern city, the insurgents launched the overnight attack in the east of Aleppo on Sunday, but it was repelled by the forces.
The Syrian troops countered the attack using heavy machine guns and firing rockets at the terrorists, killing dozens of them.
In another development, the Syrian Air Force fighter jets targeted the positions of the militants in Aleppo, killing 30 terrorists and destroying 6 tanks and 17 other military vehicles.
Aleppo has been divided between government forces in the west and militants in the east since 2012, a year after the conflict broke out in Syria.
During the past days, a number of the militants have laid down their weapons in Aleppo and surrendered themselves to government troops, who are increasingly making more gains in the embattled province.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.
According to a new report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.