Syria Army Liberates More Areas in Aleppo Outskirts
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria’s army and its allies continued to make gains against Daesh terrorists on the outskirts of Aleppo, and managed to wrest control of over 20 towns and villages in the northwestern province.
According to Syria’s official SANA news agency, Syrian forces launched a major offensive against Daesh in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, liberating 22 areas from the grip of the terror group.
The report added that hundreds of the militants, including a high-profile ringleader, were killed in the attacks.
The recaptured towns and farms include al-Asilan, al-Fakhha, Khrbet al-Fakhha, al-Mezzeh al-Shamaliyeh, al-Ghar city, Jeb al-Hamam, Maskaneh wheat hermitages, al-Ajouziyeh, al-Ramadaniyeh, al-Masoudiyeh, al-Mahmoudiyeh, Jadiaa kabira and jadiaa Saghira, al-Hamra, al-Nua’imiyeh, alFaisaliyeh, al-Mowaniyeh, al-Kaltah, Um Rejel, Um Hajrah, al-Taybbeh and Rasem al-Ghazal.
Over the past six years, Syria has been fighting foreign-sponsored militancy. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated in August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the Syrian crisis until then. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures it receives from various sources.