Syrian Army Units Enter ISIS-Held Strategic Town in Southern Aleppo

Syrian Army Units Enter ISIS-Held Strategic Town in Southern Aleppo
Wed Feb 24, 2016 15:23:16

The Syrian Army announced that its soldiers and their popular allies have prevailed over the ISIS militants’ defense lines in a town on one of the main supply lines of government forces, FNA reported.

The Syrian army, Liwa al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Cheetah Forces “Team 3” entered the important city of Khanaser after losing it to the ISIS during clashes yesterday morning.

The Syrian government forces broke through the ISIS defenses at the Southern side of Khanaser this morning and secured the perimeter before they entered town.

In addition to their advance at Khanaser, the army troops and their allies also reentered the village of Shalaleh al-Kabireh after a violent battle with the ISIS terrorists that captured this site during their powerful assault yesterday; this village is located to the South of the recently captured town of Rasm al-Nafal.

If the Tiger Forces and their allies recapture both Khanaser and Shalaleh al-Kabireh, they will be only a 4 villages away from clearing the Khanaser-Aleppo Road.

The Syrian Army announced on Tuesday that its soldiers and their popular allies launched a new phase of large-scale operation to drive back the militant groups from the surroundings of the main supply line of the government forces from Hama to Aleppo.

"The Syrian army troops and the National Defense Forces, who captured a number of checkpoints along the Ithriya-Khanaser road, have launched a massive joint operation in both provinces of Hama and Aleppo to end the ISIS and Jund al-Aqsa's control over chunks of the strategic road," the army said.

"The Syrian Air Force and artillery units have provided very good coverage for the ground forces," the army added.

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