Aleppo, SANA – Syrian Arab Army units on Friday expanded their control in the southern countryside of Aleppo after intensive operations that resulted in the liberation of of Zitan, Barnah Huwait al-Ees, and Abad villages from terrorism.
SANA reporter said that the army units continued their operations in southern Aleppo and after heavy preliminary fire and violent clashes with “Jabhat al-Nusra” terrorists, establishing control over Zitan and Barna villages in the direction of the newly-liberated Khalsa village.
The reporter said that the army’s operations in the far southern countryside of Aleppo also resulted in liberating the villages of Huwait al-Ees and Abad, as well as al-Tabariz hill following violent clashes with terrorists which inflicted heavy losses upon them.
The reporter added that the army units continued their operations against terrorists’ gatherings and movements at the outskirts of Aleppo- Hama international highway.
Earlier, the reporter said that the army units targeted with rocket barrage and artillery fire the directions of movement and positions of terrorist organizations holed up western Aleppo. The army targeted terrorists’ gatherings in al-Rashideen 4, Kafar Naha, Khan al-Asal, and the vicinity of the scientific research where groups of “Jabhat al-Nusra” terrorists and its affiliated and allied organizations are holed up.
The army strikes resulted in the destruction of several fortified positions, the killing of a number of them, the injury of others, and the destruction of weapons and ammunition in their possession.
In southwestern Aleppo, the army units responded to a terrorist attack by Jabhat al-Nusra on the direction of Khalsa-Zitan, inflicting great losses upon them and forcing the rest to flee.
Terrorists’ gatherings in al-Zarba and its vicinity were also targeted by the army where a number of them were killed and injured.
Gh.A.Hassoun / Hazem Sabbagh