45 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Clashes with Syrian Army in Eastern Aleppo

45 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Clashes with Syrian Army in Eastern Aleppo

      (FNA)- Over 45 ISIL terrorists were killed and many more were wounded in a failed attack on government forces’ positions North of Kuweires airbase.

Syrian Army soldiers repelled ISIL’s offensive on their positions in the villages of Rasm a-Harmal and Nasrallah, killing more than 45 terrorists and wounding many more.

The army also destroyed 7 vehicles of the ISIL, including 3 pick-up trucks equipped with 23mm anti-aircraft machineguns.

A military source disclosed on Wednesday that the army troops and popular forces got ready to carry out a fresh round of offensives to liberate the territories that were still under the control of ISIL and Jeish al-Fatah in different parts of Aleppo province.

The source said that the pro-government forces that recently liberated the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city were about to launch large-scale offensives against ISIL positions in Eastern and Northeastern Aleppo and Jeish al-Fatah positions in Southern and Southwestern Aleppo.

The sources added that liberation of the Eastern districts of Aleppo was a great victory, but anti-terrorism battles in Aleppo province would be underway.

“The Jeish al-Fatah terrorists are still present in large regions in Aleppo province, in the meantime ISIL controls the key regions of al-Bab and Deir Hafer that are the gate to Raqqa province,” they said, adding, “Around 6,000 Syrian forces are deployed in Kuweires airbase in Eastern Aleppo to launch their operation.”

Based on reports, the Syrian military forces are about to start an operation from the Northern direction to free the towns of Deir Hafer and al-Bab, while other units will kick off their operation from the South to take back the districts of Rashedeen 4 and 5 and then Khan Touman.

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