Syrian Forces Inflict Heavy Casualties on Terrorists North of Aleppo: Sources
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – Syrian army troops backed by allied forces clashed with foreign-backed terrorist groups in several districts in the northern suburbs of Aleppo, inflicting heavy casualties on the militants, sources said.
According to Tasnim dispatches, a source in the battlefield said army units supported by popular forces have managed to clear several districts north of Aleppo, including Tal-Shair and the Infantry School, from Takfiri terrorists and restore full security to the areas.
The operation to liberate the districts from the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group led to the Takfiri militants’ escape from the districts.
The development came after Syrian forces repelled a large-scale offensive carried out by thousands of terrorists and suicide bombers on Friday to break the government forces’ siege on Aleppo.
“The Syrian army and its allies are in control over the ground and armed groups were not able to change the map,” the army said in a statement on the same day. “Fighting is still ongoing but the intensity dropped.”
Syrian Army troops backed by allied forces are fighting to recapture Aleppo from the foreign-backed terrorist groups.
The security forces encircled the strategic city 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, 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.