Aleppo’s Strategic Castello Hill Captured by Kurdish Fighters Surprise Attack

Aleppo’s Strategic Castello Hill Captured by Kurdish Fighters Surprise Attack
Thu Mar 3, 2016 09:17:01

A coalition of mostly Kurdish and Syrian forces led by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) retook Castello hill, which overlooks a major road in Aleppo, from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front during their operation on Wednesday in Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo

According to Syrian state media, the liberation of the hill effectively severs terrorist supply lines between Aleppo’s eastern and southern regions.   

SDF and Syrian army forces are currently engaged in a major operation aimed at liberating the militant-held town of Aleppo and are successfully regaining grounds from the terrorists, PRESS TV reports.

The surprise attack came on the fifth-day of a US-Russia brokered ceasefire that came into force on February 27. As the truce does not include Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Nusra Front terrorists it will not undermined by the assault. 

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. According to a February report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

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