Army launches operation in Aleppo southern countryside, establishes control over areas

Provinces, SANA – The Syrian Arab Army launched on Friday a military operation against terrorists in Aleppo province, which resulted in establishing control over several areas within a few hours, a military source said.

In a statement to SANA, the military source said that army units and local defense groups advanced on several sites in the southern countryside of Aleppo city, with the army establishing control over the villages of of Ebtin and Hadadin al-Gharbiyeh, in addition to al-Kassarat (quarries) and al-Madajen (hatcheries) areas in al-Zaitoun farms, killing and injuring many terrorists in the process.

Other army units destroyed terrorist hideouts and eliminated many terrorists in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy, east of al-Safira, al-Shawaya hill, the surroundings of al-Madafa hill, al-Maslamiye, Hreitan in the eastern countryside, the surroundings of al-Nairab Aurport southeast of Aleppo city, Tal Shaer, and al-Wadihi in the south, in addition to al-Sakhour, Bani Zeid, and al-Lairamoun in Aleppo city itself.

The source said that army units are still hunting down the fleeing terrorists in the areas on which they are advancing.

Later, the source confirmed that the Syrian Arab Army’s Air Force carried out concentrated airstrikes on terrorists’ concentrations in Sab’een hill, Jdaidet Tal Sab’een, and al-Buqjiye in the eastern countryside of Aleppo city, in to Kafr Karmin in the western countryside, killing a number of terrorists, injuring others, and destroying a number of their vehicles.

On a relevant note, an army unit carried out a special operation after careful surveillance of a terrorist group south of Qaddah building in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa city, which resulted in eliminating all members of the group and destroying their weapons and munitions.

In Homs province, an army unit established control over three blocks of buildings at the train station in Jawalak area and three more blocks near Snaisel village in the province’s northwestern countryside, eliminating a number of terrorists in the process.

Other units eliminated terrorists east of Tasnin village, al-Mashare’a area, Qana al-Assi, Teirmaala, and Talbiseh, while the Syrian Air Force targeted ISIS hideouts and concentrations in al-Qaryatain, al-Tafha, and the surroundings of Shaer field in the province’s eastern countryside, killing many terrorists, injuring others, and destroying their vehicles and equipment.

Meanwhile in Hama province, the Syrian Air Force carried out airstrikes on terrorists’ hideouts east of Ethriya, al-Uqairibat, east of al-Msoudiye, Ben Wardan castle, and al-Anqawi in Hama’s eastern countryside, and in al-Mansoura north of Hama city, leaving many terrorists dead and destroying their weapons and munitions.

English Department

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