Military sources announced on Tuesday that the Syrian Army and its allies managed to regain an area as large as 223 square kilometers in their massive operations in the different parts of Aleppo.
On Monday, the al-Hadher region, including a major part of al-Hadher city in the Southern parts of Aleppo fell into the hands of the government forces after the Syrian Army and Hezbollah fighters pushed the militant groups back from the region.
Also on Monday, sources said that the Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah fighters forced the militant groups to retreat from Aleppo-Hama border and seized full control over Ahad mountainous region.
Simultaneous with the advances on the ground, the Syrian and Russian fighter jets carried out many sorties and hit the militants’ defense lines hard.
Battlefield sources also added on Monday that most militant positions, mainly those of ISIL, have come under large-scale operations of the Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah in Northeast, East and Southeast Aleppo.
The army razed to the ground the terrorists’ strongholds in Hreitan, al-Shamir and Talat al-Shawaya in Northeastern Aleppo.
Also, the terrorist positions in al-Hader, Kifr Halab, Khalsah, Sheikh Ahmad, al-Muqbila, al-Muflisa and Deir Hafer on the Eastern and Southeastern sides of Aleppo were also massively stormed by the Syrian army and Hezbollah.
The sources said that there have been reports of mass destruction of the militants’ positions and their heavy casualties as a result of the government forces operations in the abovementioned locations.
The Syrian army liberated 13 towns and villages in Aleppo on Saturday and Sunday.
Also, thousands of soldiers from the Syrian army, Hezbollah and popular forces, backed up by Russian air force, launched the final phase of a landmark operation towards a strategic airbase Southeast of Aleppo that has been under siege for two years now.
The Syrian army, National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah fighters backed up by Russian warplanes started the operation early Tuesday morning and have already come almost half a mile closer to the Kuweires airport in a region where advance in every inch has taken days.
The pro-government forces marched on ISIL positions in the region and advanced to the rural district of Sheikh Ahmad after taking full control of the railway crossing. Early reports from the battlefield said tens of Takfiri terrorists have been killed this morning.
The Syrian army and Hezbollah forces are now deployed in a region only 2 kilomteres away from the airbase.
According to the source, the pro-government forces are preparing to mop up the rest of Sheikh Ahmad to prepare for a massive offensive on ISIL positions along the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway. Some 80 percent of Sheikh Ahmad – that is seen as a milestone in the Damascus war on terrorist groups in the Northern province of Aleppo – is now under the control of the pro-government forces.
Army sources said the Russian strikers play a very crucial role in the operation.