TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Syrian army stepped up its campaign against the terrorist groups and advanced across the country as it broke the terrorist siege around Aleppo central prison.
The Syrian army then deployed its troops 200m away from prison before storming it.
The Syrian army had controlled the town of Hilan and other areas in the vicinity of the prison before launching the main operation to eradicate the militant groups which had besieged it for over 18 months.
According to SANA, the army units carried out several operations on the axis of the industrial city, the surrounding area of Aleppo central prison, Handarat, Hreitan, Kafar Saghir, Kafar Naha, the surrounding area of the Infantry College, al-Kastello, Baidin, Jandoul, Azaz, al-Atareb, Mare’, Daret Ezza and Andan, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.
Other army units targeted terrorists’ hideouts in Bustan al-Qaser and al-Rashideen, killing all the terrorists inside and destroying their machinegun-equipped vehicles.
Army and law-enforcement units established control over Hagop citadel in Aleppo countryside, destroying a number of tunnels, trenches, and fortifications set up by terrorists.
Army units foiled terrorists’ infiltration attempts from al-Rashideen al-Owla towards al-Sweiqa in Aleppo, killing many terrorists, injuring others and destroying two of their armored vehicles.
Army units destroyed terrorists’ dens in the surrounding area of al-Abbasa Bakery and the communication department, Sajna neighborhood and to the south of al-Khalil Mosque in Daraa city, killing many of the terrorists and destroying their vehicles.
A military source said that army units killed members of an armed terrorist group while setting up a fortified position, in addition to killing a sniper man in Inkhel town in Daraa countryside, destroying several machinegun-equipped vehicles.
Other army units also killed many terrorists and injured others in Atman town and the surrounding area of al-Aswad mosque, destroying their vehicles and weapons.
Three terrorists’ vehicles including a fuel tank were destroyed in Kherbet Jamra town, killing all the terrorists inside, as another army unit killed many terrorists in Jadal village and destroyed the terrorists’ weapons and ammunition.
The army units targeted terrorist groups in the areas of Tal Salmo, Abu al-Dohour and Talab in Idleb countryside, killing and injuring scores of terrorists, among the killed terrorists were Walid al-Bakri and Abboud al-Malek.
A military source told SANA that the army targeted armed terrorist group in the areas of Jisr al-Shughour, Kanasfara, najlyeh and Kifr najd in Idleb countryside, scores of terrorists were eliminated in the process.
The army units clashed with terrorists in the areas of Taldo, Kifr Laha, Aqrab, al-Nasseryeh, Tal Dahab, Jisr al-Kharab and al-Wa’er in Homs. Scores of terrorists were killed or injured in the process.
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