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Syria: Pro-Gov’t Troops to Continue Anti-ISIL Operation to Restore Security to Aleppo Province



Field sources in Northeastern Syria reported that the country’s Army troops and popular forces are ready to continue their operation against ISIL in Western Raqqa to restore sustainable security to Aleppo province.

The sources said that the army soldiers are getting ready to continue their advances towards the Southern direction of the newly-freed positons in Western Raqqa to reach the border triangle of Raqqa-Aleppo-Hama and access Kharba al-Baydh region and Raqqa-al-Salamiyah highway.

The sources underscored that the army’s operation is aimed at expanding the area of advances and laying siege on ISIL in other terrorist-held regions in Southeastern Aleppo.

“The ISIL terrorists are now faced with only the two options of retreat from areas near Southeastern Aleppo or stay and die,” they said.

If the army manages to take control over regions from the Southern direction of their positons in Raqqa countryside to Khirbet al-Baydh up to Sabkha al-Joboul, they will manage to drive ISIL out of 2,500sq/km of land and end ISIL’s presence in Aleppo province.

Relevant reports said on Friday that the army troops continued to hit ISIL in Southeastern Aleppo and Western Raqqa, taking control over 32 towns and farms.

The army men continued to clash with ISIL terrorists and drove them out of the villages and farms of al-Qeramah, Mastaheh Makhzoum, Khirbet al-Haja, al-Makhzoum, al-Jovin, Rasm Faleh, al-Meftahiyeh, Ba’ar al-Saba’a, Jarabat, Tarqavi, al-Salihiyeh, Anz Bu Kurdi, Bu Kurdi, Jarabat Saqir, al-Movili, al-Busi, Ba’ar Khatab, al-Qadesiyeh, Ramthan, Khirbet Ramthan, Barmalihan, Kharab al-Makhzoum, Debsi, Madihar, Debsi Afnan, Qazali Sharqiyeh, Moshref al-Sa’ab, Moshref al-Qajar, Khirbet al-Eis, al-Amirat, al-Sa’ad, Fakhikheh and Debsi Faraj in Southeastern Aleppo and Western Raqqa.

Military sources, meantime, reported that over 500 ISIL terrorists have been killed and hundreds more wounded in the army operations.

In the meantime, 6 tanks, two BMP vehicles and three drones of ISIL were destroyed by the army, while the engineering units are now carrying out cleansing operation in the newly-freed villages, towns and farms.

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