ALEPPO: Near 1000 Fresh Army Soldiers Arrive in to Combat Terrorists
Hundreds of fresh soldiers have arrived in Aleppo city to join the Syrian government forces' operation in the Eastern districts of the city, a field source disclosed Sunday.
"Approximately a thousand fresh soldiers have joined the Syrian army to accelerate government forces' advances against Jeish al-Fatah in Aleppo city and hit terrorists' positions in several flanks," the source said.
The source said that several thousand army soldiers, including Tiger Forces and Desert Hawks, have joined the pro-government forces in Aleppo in recent months, "while more fresh soldiers will arrive in Aleppo in coming weeks."
Another military source also disclosed that the army men are fully ready to enter the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city, adding that the army commandoes and special forces have been deployed in positions overlooking the Eastern districts of Aleppo and are waiting for their commanders' order to start operations.
Syrian Army troops and popular forces drove Jeish al-Fatah terrorists out of the key district of Hanano Housing Project on Saturday and started to fortify their positions in the newly-liberated district.
Following days of non-stop fierce clashes, the Syrian government forces inflicted major losses on the Jeish al-Fatah collation of terrorist groups and imposed full control over the entire area of the Hanano Housing Project.
Jeish al-Fatah left behind a large number of dead and wounded members and pulled the remaining pockets of its forces back from the district.
Battlefield reports said the army was moving both North and Southward to stretch control over neighboring districts.
Hanano quarter is of paramount importance in the war over Eastern Aleppo. The third flank of the government troops' large-scale operation against terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city concentrated on this district as it is the Southern gate to Sheikh Najjar, another key district in Northeastern Aleppo that is adjacent to a number of heights that overlook the city. The army has also won a part of Sheikh Najjar from the Eastern direction and the striking victory in Hanano increases the Army's pressure on the terrorists from the South, cornering them in the center of Sheikh Najjar, FNA reported.
Source; Al Alam