Syrian Army Besieges Al-Qaeda Commanders in Aleppo Countryside
The Syrian army has surrounded senior commanders of the Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda offshoot, in Aleppo countryside in Northern Syria, the terrorist group’s website announced on Saturday.
Several army units under the command of Colonel Soheil Al-Hassan have surrounded Al-Nusra commanders Abu Mohamed Al-Joulani and Abu Maria Al-Ansari and their troops in Aleppo countryside.
Meantime, the army units regained control of a strategic region and arms depot in Aleppo.
The Syrian army also took control of the strategic and sensitive Al-Sheikh Najjar region in the Eastern parts of Aleppo city.
The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when sporadic pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.
Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.
According to reports, the western powers and their regional allies, specially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.