Terrorists Flee Aleppo Southern Hill Retaken by Syrian Forces
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Takfiri terrorists were forced to flee a strategic hilltop on the southern outskirts of the city of Aleppo after Syrian troops liberated the area.
The Arab country’s army released footage of a group of Takfiri terrorists fleeing from Umm al-Qar’ Hill in panic, after the area came under control of the Syrian forces.
The Syrian soldiers, backed by volunteer forces, launched an operation against foreign-backed terrorists near the strategic northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday evening and recaptured Umm al-Qar’ Hill.
According to Tasnim dispatches, the Syrian forces also recaptured several residential condominiums west of Aleppo after heavy fighting on Wednesday.
Experts believe that recapturing the key hilltop will enable the army to liberate military academies near Aleppo as well.
The army and volunteer forces encircled Aleppo on July 17 after closing off the last terrorist-controlled route into the city.
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 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.