A large number of militants, including Commander of al-Shamiyeh Front-Free Syrian Army (FSA) Saeed Shahabi nom de guerre Abu Humam, Commander of Seventh Brigade of al-Shamiyeh Front Soheib Najjar nom de guerre Abu Abdu, Field Commander of al-Shamiyeh Front-FSA Omar Halal nom de guerre al-Homsi, Field Commander of al-Shamiyeh Front-FSA Khalid al-Seyyed nom de guerre Abu al-Bara’a and Commander of Jund al-Khalafa Abu Mohammad al-Shami were killed in the Syrian government forces’ offensive in the district of Hanano Housing Project on Saturday.
The terrorists left behind their wounded members and retreated from Hanano Housing Project to evade more casualties yesterday.
The army men also discovered a jail used by the terrorists to torture civilians in Hanano. The jail had several cells, where terrorists held abducted people and civilians and tortured them.
The Syrian Army troops and popular forces drove Jeish al-Fatah terrorists out of the key district of Hanano Housing Project on Saturday and started fortifying 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.