Militants Fail to Capture Gov’t-Held Key Heights East of Syria’s Aleppo

Militants Fail to Capture Gov’t-Held Key Heights East of Syria’s Aleppo
Tue Nov 22, 2016 13:30:11

Terrorists of the Free Syrian Army and Nouralddeen al-Zinki stormed Syrian government forces' positions to take back the newly-liberated al-Zohour Heights in the Eastern part of Aleppo city, but failed and pulled forces back from the battlefield.

Tens of fighters from the Free Syrian Army and Nouralddeen al-Zinki attacked government forces' positions in the district of Jabal Badrou to recapture al-Zohour heights, but their attack was repelled by army soldiers.

The terrorist groups suffered a large number of casualties in a pursuing army counterattack.

Al-Zohour Heights overlook Hananou and other quarters in the Eastern part of Aleppo city and its capture by the Syrian army has brought a number of strategic positions of the terrorists under the direct fire of the Syrian army.

Jabal Badrou is adjacent to Sheikh Najjar industrial zone and Aleppo airport and the battle in this warfront would play a decisive role in the fate of war in Eastern Aleppo.

Army soldiers and popular forces also scored limited victories against militants in the flank of Old Sheikh Najjar factories and Jababl Badrou.

Syrian Army soldiers and the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters continued to advance against Jeish al-Fatah in Bostan al-Pasha district Northeastern of Aleppo city on Monday and drove the terrorists out of the remaining 25 percent of land that was still under their control.

Also, he army's missile and artillery units opened heavy fire at terrorists' centers in Bostan al-Pasha on Monday, while other pro-government troops engaged in fierce clashes with the militants and pushed them back from more positions.

The army soldiers have the Central part as well as a large part of Western Bostan al-Pasha under their control, while terrorists have maintained control over a small area of land in the Northern part of the district.

Syrian army and popular forces are advancing towards the Old Sheikh Najjar district from the direction of al-Zohour heights, taking back several workshops.

Pro-government forces also are advancing against militants in Jabal Badrou strategic district from the al-Zohour heights flank, FNA reported.

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