Syrian Army Troops Seize Strategic Town from ISIS in Aleppo

Syrian Army Troops Seize Strategic Town from ISIS in Aleppo
Thu Feb 25, 2016 17:54:25

Syrian army units backed by their popular allies have retaken control of a strategic town in the northern Aleppo province from Daesh (ISIS / ISIL) militants.

According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Thursday, Syrian forces liberated the strategic town of Khanasir some 50 kilometers (30 miles) to the southeast of Aleppo.

Hailed by the Syrian media, the victory paves the way for the reopening of a sole supply route to Aleppo.

The offensive came after Daesh militants tried to attack Syrian army positions along the Ithrya-Khanasir road.

Heavy clashes were still underway Thursday morning in the surrounding areas of the town.

According to field sources, over 100 terrorists have been killed in the clashes with the Syrian army and volunteer forces.

Facing an imminent defeat, Daesh militants left behind their dead and wounded members Wednesday and fled their stronghold in the area.

Two days earlier, the town had been captured by the Takfiri group.

Syria has pledged to continue attacks on Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorists who are exempt from a ceasefire worked out between Russia and the US on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the United Nations and Russia have stepped up delivering humanitarian aid to several besieged towns.

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