SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence can’t confirm this report. Any kind of the crows of triumph as “full control” or “dozens of terrorists were eliminated” in media can’t be a serious ground for conclusions. Our team estimate a ground situation in the sector as complicated. Even if the SAA has shown got some gains there, the highway will be hardly reopened till the end of the week.
Originally appeared at Sputniknews
The highway is connecting the cities of Aleppo and Al-Salamiyah in the Syrian province of Hama. Moreover, the highway is the main supply route for the Syrian government army in the city of Aleppo.
“After fierce fighting with ISIL terrorists, the [Syrian] army has taken full control over the Aleppo-Ithriya-Khanasser-Salamiyah highway. Dozens of terrorists were eliminated. Mine clearance specialists have started to demine explosive devices,” the source said.
Terrorists have controlled the highway during 10 days.
The Syrian army continued its countrywide operations against jihadists, liberating more villages and destroying terrorist infrastructure.
Late October, the Syrian government forces with the support of militia foighters liberated 50 villages in the south-east of Aleppo province.