The Syrian army and popular forces freed two strategic towns in the Northern province of Aleppo after fierce clashes with terrorists.
The two strategic towns of al-Rashadiya and Hajarat al-Kabirah were freed after the terrorists’ hideouts were also destroyed in military operations in the countryside of Aleppo.
After pushing back the terrorists in al-Rashadiya town, security was established on the international highway to prevent the terrorist groups’ attacks on rescue and relief convoys.
The freedom of the two towns also led to the withdrawal of armed groups from Aleppo’s international highway.
During the military operations, also the armed groups’ hideouts were destroyed and tens of the terrorists were killed in al-Yarmoun, Bani Zeid, al-Manasher, Ramlah, Bab al-Hadid and Ghazi Askar districts and the mountains near Aleppo.
A military source said on Saturday that the Syrian Army’s victories in several battles across the Northern province of Aleppo had caused the rebel groups to move to further areas to find new shelters.
The terrorists of al-Nusra Front in the Southern parts of Nubul and al-Zahra towns were not able to resist against the army’s attacks, and fled the battlefronts.
The situation in al-Ma’mel area between al-Joud and Byanon town in the Northern parts of Aleppo was the same and members of the al-Nusra Front evacuated from the fighting areas.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 210,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.
Over 3.8 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis. According to reports, more than seven million Syrians have become internally displaced.