The army’s artillery units targeted ISIL’s gatherings in the ‘Reclamation of Lands’ region near the town of Deir Hafer, while fighter jets bombed ISIL’s movements in the region several times, destroying ten military vehicles and killing a number of terrorists.
The warplanes also struck ISIL’s movements in Tal (hill) al-Sous region East of the Air Defense Academy near Kuweires airbase, destroying at least seven military vehicles and killing a number of militants.
Similar attacks were carried out on ISIL centers on Monday.
Military sources had disclosed last week that a large number of fresh army soldiers were dispatch to Eastern Aleppo to take part in an imminent military operation against ISIL’s positons in the towns of al-Bab and Deir Hafer to establish large security zone around Kuweires airbase.
After liberation of the town of Manbij in Raqqa province, Deir Hafer and al-Bab have been turned into the largest bases of the ISIL in Aleppo.
Experts believe that the Syrian army’s operations in Deir Hafer and al-Bab, which are two entrance gates towards Raqqa province, are the sign of army’s fresh offensives to liberate the self-proclaimed capital of ISIL via using a new flank, while the Kurdish-Led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) started Euphrates Rage Operation to free Raqqa from ISIL around three week ago.
Some other experts believe that concurrence of liberation operations of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq will decrease defense abilities of ISIL and will also make easier the recapture of ISIL’s capitals in Iraq and Syria.
Also, Syrian Army’s artillery units opened heavy fire at the gatherings of the terrorists East of Aleppo province on Monday, killing at least 17 militants and destroying their vehicles.
The army’s artillery units shelled terrorists’ concentration centers and movements in a region between Air Force Academies (South of Kuweires) and the town of Deir Hafer (East of Kuweires), claiming the lives of at least 17 militants and destroying their vehicles.