Syria in Past 24 Hours: Fighting Rages on as Pro-Government Forces Battle for Aleppo

Mon Oct 17, 2016 09:53:53

Syrian pro-government forces gained ground in militant-held Eastern Aleppo, as heavy fighting rages on in the battle for the city.

The Syrian army and popular forces continued their military operations against the terrorist groups in Aleppo and other provinces, and inflicted heavy damage and losses on them in the last 24 hours.

Syrian Army troops repelled ISIL's attacks on their positions near Kuweires airbase in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo city, leaving several militants dead and several more wounded, military sources said.

"ISIL (ISIS, IS, Daesh) once again launched large-scale assault in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo and attacked the positions of government troops from the Northern side of the military airport," the sources said.

"The Syrian government forces fended off the attacks after a long night of fighting against the ISIL terrorists.


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