“Following their advances in the Western and Southwestern parts of Aleppo and fortifying their positions in Zahiyeh al-Assad district, Syrian pro-government forces laid siege on a number of Jeish al-Fatah terrorists and fortified their defense lines in Menyan,” the sources said.
The Arabic language al-Mayadeen TV network reported that in addition to fire control over Menyan, the army forces also advanced against the militants and laid siege on a number of them.
According to the military sources, army soldiers conducted a tactical retreat from Menyan district in recent days to give the artillery units to pound the invading terrorists. The army further used ambush tactics to hunt Jeish al-Fatah militants in the district.
“Tens of militants have been killed during the last few days, while others have come under siege,” the sources added.
In relevant development on Friday, Syrian Army troops and popular forces continued to advance against Jeish al-Fatah terrorist coalition in the Western part of Aleppo city, completing their control over Zahiyeh al-Assad after hours of non-stop battle.
Syrian government forces inflicted major casualties on the terrorists of Jeish al-Fatah and drove them out of the remaining militant-held parts of Zahiyeh al-Assad district.
The victory came after the terrorists used a humanitarian pause two weeks ago to lift the siege on the militants trapped in Eastern districts of Aleppo.
The terrorists stormed army positions from the Western part of the city, but failed to make a breakthrough, although they could temporarily occupy parts of Zahiyeh al-Assad and 3,000-unit Housing Complex.
Several days before the terrorists’ operation, the Russian Defense Ministry had announced that over 30,000 terrorists would partake in the removal of the army’s siege on Aleppo.
The Russian ministry said at the time that over 50 suicide attackers had announced readiness to hit the army’s defense lines in Western Aleppo.