Syrian Army Troops Seize another Key Military Base in Aleppo’s Outskirts

Syrian Army Troops Seize another Key Military Base in Aleppo’s Outskirts
Sun Oct 23, 2016 18:07:25

Syrian Army troops and popular forces continued to drive Jeish al-Fatah terrorists out of more positions in a strategic region South of Aleppo city, inflicting major casualties on the militants, battlefield sources said minutes ago.

"Syrian government forces, a few hours after the end of the humanitarian pause, launched a fresh round of offensives on the positions of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists in Southern Aleppo and took full control of Aleppo's Air-Defense Battalion on the road to Khan-Touman," the sources said.

"The terrorists suffered a heavy death toll and pulled forces back from the air-defense battalion that is just a few kilometers South of the military academies," the sources went on to say.

"Jeish al-Fatah also withdrew from Tal Bazo, al-Rashedeen 5 and al-Brij in the Southern parts of Aleppo city under heavy attacks by the Syrian government forces," the sources said.

"The army's engineering units have started defusing landmines and bombs planted by the terrorists in the newly-captured air-defense battalion," the source added.

Earlier reports said that Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) continues to seize people's food supplies by force and executed an Imam who tried to persuade civilians and militants to leave the Eastern part of Aleppo.

"On the third day of the humanitarian paused in Aleppo, the Fatah al-Sham arrested and assassinated a popular leader who called on militants to lay down arms and enter peace with government and urged people to leave the city as soon as possible," sources in the Eastern parts of the city said.

In the meantime, more civilians in Eastern Aleppo called on international organizations to help them leave Aleppo.

"People in the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo face very bad situation. The terrorists groups take by force their food supplies and money and beat them," one of residents said.

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