Syrian Army Pounds ISIL Positions Heavily in Eastern Aleppo
The Syrian air force and artillery units have launched heavy strikes on ISIL positions in Deir Hafer, the terrorist group's second largest stronghold in Eastern Aleppo after al-Bab.
"The attacks destroyed 6 military vehicles of terrorists and killed dozens of the ISIL militants," a military source said on Wednesday.
Analysts believe that intensified army attacks on ISIL gathering centers in Deir Hafer and Maskanah which is seen as the gate to Raqqa province is a sign of imminent operations by the Syrian forces to capture the terrorist group's self-proclaimed capital.
Military sources disclosed today that experienced commandoes of Desert Hawks Brigade have arrived in Aleppo city to join a large-scale battle against the terrorist groups in the region.
"The Syrian Special Forces, also known as Liwa Suqour al-Sahra, are also experienced in street battle," the sources said, adding, "The Brigade will lead the operation of government forces to drive Jeish al-Fatah out of Aleppo city and its outskirts in the next few days."
A military source said on Tuesday that the Syrian Army troops and Air Force struck a large gathering of the terrorist groups in the Northern outskirts of Aleppo city, killing or wounding scores of them and foiling their plan to hit government strongholds.
"Following sensitive intel received from army agent in the region, the Syrian government forces and fighter jets carried out surprise attacks on terrorists' concentration centers in Haraytan and al-Malaah regions near Castello road to preempt them and defuse their plan for raiding army positions in the Northern outskirts of Aleppo city," an army officer told FNA.
"Dozens of militants were killed or wounded in the attack, and now the Castello road is safe and under the army's full control," he added.
Source: Al Alam