Two hundred and forty militants, including 25 field commanders, were killed during the Syrian government forces’ anti-terrorist operations in al-Malaah region in Northern Aleppo, the FARS news agency reported Wednesday, citing unnamed army sources. According to the report, many militants also were wounded.
“Almost the entire offensives of the terrorist groups of al-Nusra Front, Nouralddeen al-Zinki and Mountain’s Hawks were repelled by the Syrian pro-government forces,” the sources said.
They also added that the terrorist groups left behind their military equipment in Kafr Hamra and fled towards Idlib’s Eastern border. “Most of the terrorists consider attacks on government forces’ positions in al-Malaah and al-Lairamoun industrial region as suicide. Rift among the terrorist groups has been widening in the recent days due to their differences over way of battling the government forces,” the sources pointed out.
On Tuesday, the Russian and Syrian fighter jets hit terrorist groups in different districts of Aleppo city, resulting in dozens of killed and injured militants. Concentration centers of the militants in al-Lairamoun industrial region, Bani Zeid neighborhood and Castillo highway, were also bombed by the Syrian and Russian aircraft. Many militants were killed and their military movements down were slowed.
Meanwhile, Syrian troops engaged terrorists in Western side of Sheikh Maqsoud and Bani Zeid neighborhoods, and in al-Lairamoun industrial region. Now, the Syrian army control at least 45% of al-Lairamoun.