Syrian Forces Repel Militants’ Attacks in Aleppo, Kill 40 Terrorists

Aleppo,Syria (Tasnim) – Syrian army troops backed by allied forces managed to repel two major attacks by terrorist groups in western and southern districts of Aleppo, killing 40 terrorists.

Terrorist elements mounted two attacks on Syrian forces’ positions in southern and western districts of the Northern Syrian city on Sunday, which were repelled by the government forces, the Arabic-language Al Manar TV reported.

After heavy clashes in al-Ramouse in southern Aleppo and Jamiat al-Zahraa district in the west of the rebel-held city, the militants were forced to retreat.

During a counterattack on the terrorists in Jamiat al-Zahraa, 40 militants were killed by the Syrian forces, according to the report.

Image Source: Freedom House, Flickr, Creative Commons Feb. 23, 2012. A Free Syrian Army member prepares to fight with a tank whose crew defected from government forces in al-Qsair

Image Source: Freedom House, Flickr, Creative Commons
Feb. 23, 2012.

Earlier on Sunday, the Syrian government forces captured some buildings in the southwestern 1070 housing development, located near the entrance to the rebel corridor into Aleppo.

Syrian Army troops backed by allied forces are fighting to recapture the strategic city from the foreign-backed terrorist groups.

The security forces encircled Aleppo on July 17 after closing off the last terrorist-controlled route into the city.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.

This report prepared by Tasnim News.