A military source said that the Syrian troops destroyed the stronghold of Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly-formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Aleppo-Damascus highway in Southwestern Aleppo.
The stronghold was used as a base by the terrorists to load suicide cars with bombs.
Also, the Syrian army units smashed a position used by Fatah al-Sham for meetings in Salah al-Din district, killing a number of its commanders.
Also, a field source reported that the air force strikes targeted the positions and tens of vehicles of the terrorists in Khan Touman, Ma’arata, Western Dara al-Izza, Western Qabtan al-Jabal, Babis, Kafar Hamra and Huryatayn in the countryside of Aleppo city.
The source added that a large number of terrorists were killed in the airstrikes and their armored vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns were smashed.
On Wednesday, the Syrian fighter jets intensified their airstrikes on militants’ positions in Aleppo as the soldiers of President Bashar al-Assad continue to recapture more lands in the province.
The Syrian warplanes carried out combat flights over terrorists’ positions in the strategic town of Khan Touman and surrounding areas in Aleppo province, inflicting major loss and casualties on the terrorists.
The air raids killed and wounded scores of militants and also demolished several military vehicles which were equipped with heavy machine guns.
The latest reports from Syria indicate that the country’s army and popular forces, backed by Syrian and Russian Air Force, continue advances in Aleppo province, forcing the terrorist groups to push back from several strategic territories, military bases and vital supply routes.
The Syrian Army Command Center has called on civilians to leave militant-held districts of Aleppo as soon as possible, vowing to launch a large-scale operation in the Eastern neighborhoods of the city to route out militancy.