Syrian Army Captures Another Strategic Town in Aleppo Province

Members of the Syrian Army. (Source: Fars News Agency)
Members of the Syrian Army. (Source: Fars News Agency)

Members of the Syrian Army. (Source: Fars News Agency)

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) — The Syria army and Hezbollah fighters continue their advances in Aleppo province and have seized back another key town in fierce clashes with the terrorists, battlefield reports said on Friday.

The strategic Ratyan town came under the Syrian troops’ full control today.

On Wednesday, the Lebanese and Iraqi Hezbollah fighters, in a joint operation stormed the militant groups’ defense lines North of Aleppo province, and killed 55 terrorists.

The Hezbollah fighters attacked the militant groups’ positions near Ratyan town in the Southern part of the newly-liberated village of Hardatnin surrounded the terrorists.

At least seven military vehicles of the terrorists were also destroyed in the attack.

The Hezbollah forces returned to their bases in Bashkoy without any major casualty.

The missile units of Hezbollah shelled the terrorists’ centers inside and outside Ratyan which was under the complete siege of the Syrian army and its popular allies.

Earlier reports said that the Syrian army and their popular allies have reached to the gates of Ma’arasta al-Khan, a small town in the Northwestern part of the newly-liberated Hardatnin and on the main road to al-Zahra and Nubl.

Map showing the captured town. (Source: Fars News Agency)

Map showing the captured town. (Source: Fars News Agency)

“The Syrian army troops, the NDF, Kata’eb Hezbollah (Iraqi paramilitary) and Harakat al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) have continued to advance against the militant groups and have now deployed forces at the entrances of Ma’arasta al-Khan following hours of tough battle,” the army said.

“The pro-government forces, meantime, pushed back the militants from the road connecting Ma’arasta al-Khan and Mayer and restored security to the road that is also the a chunk of the main road to al-Zahra and Nubl,” the army said, adding, “The road was one of the supplying lines of the terrorist groups in the region.”

“Very tough battle in underway in the outskirts of Ma’arasta al-Kahn, and the militant groups have suffered a heavy death toll in the Syrian army’s missile shelling and their military hardware meantime has sustained major damage in the attacks,” the army went on to say.

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