Syrian Army, Hezbollah Advance against ISIL in Aleppo Province

Syrian Army, Hezbollah Advance against ISIL in Aleppo Province
Sat Apr 30, 2016 15:14:06

The Syrian army backed by Hezbollah forces have pushed the ISIL terrorists back from al-Hoss Chain Mountains after hours of non-stop battle in the Southeastern part of the Aleppo province.

"The Syrian government forces pushed the ISIL terrorists back from at least 70 percent of al-Hoss chain mountains," the sources said, adding, "The army's advances in this region will reinvigorate security of Khanasser-Aleppo road that is the only supply line of the government forces to the Northern city of Aleppo."

"The army and Hezbollah started their mop-up operation along al-Hoss," they added.

"The ISIL left behind dozens of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefield," the sources said.

Reports said on Friday that the Syrian Army troops launched the first phase of a large-scale operation in the Southern and Southeastern parts of Aleppo to restore more security to the supply roads of pro-government forces deployed in the Northern part of the province.

The Syrian soldiers stormed concentration centers of al-Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham and Harakat Nouriddeen al-Zinki in al-Hoss Plateau’s Southwestern side and captured the entire mountain range.

The army's advance inside the plateau of Al-Hoss is rather significant for the Syrian Armed Forces because it helps build a larger buffer-zone around their only supply route to Aleppo.

As long as the Khanasser-Aleppo Highway remains under their control, then the Syrian Armed Forces can continue their military operations in both the southwestern and southeastern parts of the Aleppo province.

The capture of Jabal al-Hoss will pave the way for the Syrian Armed Forces to make an important push to reopen the Ramleh-Aleppo Road that is adjacent to the Khanasser-Aleppo Highway; FNA reported.


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