Syrian Army Takes Long Section of the Strategic Aleppo-Raqqa Highway

Syrian Army Takes Long Section of the Strategic Aleppo-Raqqa Highway
Wed Dec 2, 2015 13:21:47

Syrian army and the National Defense Forces managed to drive Daesh out of a long section of the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa highway in northern Syria and pushes deeper Into Daesh held territory.

Backed by air strikes, the Syrian forces have regained control of a considerable part of the strategic Aleppo-Raqqa highway from Daesh militants in northern Syria, according to Russian news agency sputnik.

On Tuesday, the government troops stormed Daesh positions along the Aleppo-Raqqa highway, forcing the terrorists to retreat and suffer large casualties in the fighting, sources said.

The latest offensive came a week after the Syrian forces staged an assault on Daesh defensive positions near the highway, targeting the Siyasko Chemical Factory’s western and eastern perimeters.

During the attack, the Syrian Army regained full control over the Aleppo-Raqqa highway entrance to the facility after a series of fierce clashes with Daesh militants in the area. 

Meanwhile, military sources have reported that new forces fighting for the restoration of order in the country, known as the Local Defense Force,  are due to be deployed to Syria's north so they may take part in the final stage of large-scale military operations to regain control over Aleppo province's southwestern areas.

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