On January 20 afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies advanced further in the southwestern Aleppo countryside, liberating a large town in the region.
According to several pro-government sources, the army stormed the town of Khan Tuman and managed to secure it following a few hours of clashes with Turkish-backed militants and their al-Qaeda allies.
Earlier today, the army secured the areas of Tell Maher, Tell Abiad, Tell al-Zaitoun, Tell al-Mahruqat, Jurf al-Sakhr and Khan Tuman depots.
Pro-government forces also shelled a convoy of the Turkish military in western Aleppo, destroying an armored vehicle, according to several opposition sources.
Army troops are now advancing towards the town of al-Khalidya, to the northwest of Khan Tuman. The town will likely be secured within a few hours.