Syria Army Seizes More Areas in Aleppo Countryside
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria’s army and its allies continued to make gains on the outskirts of the northern province of Aleppo, and liberated more than a dozen districts from the grip of Takfiri terrorists.
A Syrian military source announced on Saturday that the Arab country’s armed forces made major advances in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, managing to liberate more than 10 villages, including Abu Jerin Manbij, Tal Maez, al-Rawda, Rasm al-Kabbar, Alfa, Tal al-Zaraya, Um al-Talatel and Um al-Amd, Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported.
Large groups of Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists were killed and several of their vehicles destroyed during the clashes.
The government forces are busy defusing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) left behind by the terrorists.
They also restored security and stability to the towns of Qaser Hadleh, al-Qaser farm, al-Reshedieh, al-Atawieh, al-Fatehieh, Abu Jadha Sagheir, and Jib Abyad in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.
On December 15, Syria announced the liberation of Aleppo from the foreign-backed terrorists, with President Bashar al-Assad praising the victory as “history in the making and worthy of more than the word congratulations.”
The Syrian security forces had encircled Aleppo in July 2016 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.