Aleppo, Syria (Tasnim) – The Syrian army secured a road into the government-held side of Aleppo that was captured by Takfiri terrorists last month and was expected to open it soon for civilians, state-owned al-Ikhbariya TV reported.
The advance by the Syrian army and allied forces in the Ramousah area of southern Aleppo has reopened the main route into the government-held west while resulting in the complete re-encirclement of the city’s militant-held east.
Terrorist groups had captured the Ramousah area in August, breaking the siege on eastern Aleppo imposed by government forces in July. The government’s loss of the Ramousah road left the people in western Aleppo dependent on a much more dangerous route.
A reporter for Al-Ikhbariya, in a broadcast from the road, said it would be secure for civilian use in the coming few hours.
“The whole road is secure,” a soldier told the reporter.
Footage on state television showed engineers fixing fallen electricity lines and civilian cars driving through the countryside along the road into Aleppo through Ramousah.
Television showed large concrete buildings with their facades stripped off from shell or rocket fire and government soldiers walking through the streets carrying their weapons.
The Syrian troops are busy fighting to fully recapture Aleppo from terrorists. 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.