DAMASCUS (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Syrian army and popular forces made new military gains in the key provinces of Latakia and Aleppo over the past 24 hours, Fars News Agency reported. The Syrian troops captured two key villages near Bashkoy town in the Northern part of Aleppo while other army units seized back a strategic mountain in the Lattakia province.
The army seized the Jabal al-Akrad (Kurds Mountain) near a region in Latakia that borders Turkey to the North. Meanwhile, the Syrian troops won back Doweir al-Zaytoun and Tal Jabin villages in Aleppo province.
The Syrian army continued its military gains against the terrorist groups in Northern Latakia province, killing scores of Ahrar al-Sham militants, including their top senior commander, in heavy clashes. Khaled Deddew, a notorious commander of Ahrar al-Sham movement, and scores of his militants were killed in heavy clashes with the Syrian troops in Jabal al-Akrad (Kurds Mountain) region that borders Turkey to the North.
The Syrian army and popular forces launched a powerful operation in several directions in Jabal al-Akrad and captured the mountain.
“The Syrian soldiers are currently pressing north from the village of Touma towards the militant stronghold of Kinsibba, which is considered the terrorists’ last line of defense before the important city of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province,” the sources said.
“Liwa Suqour al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), and Muqawama Souri (Syrian Resistance) have joined the Syrian army in this phase of operations in the Northeastern part of the coastal province of Latakia,” they went on to say. “The main objective of this phase is to seal the Northeastern corner of the Latakia province and build a front-line at the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour,” the sources further added.
The Syrian army also seized back another strategic village near Bashkoy region in the Northern part of Aleppo province, inflicting heavy losses on the militants. The Syrian troops won back Tal Jabin village about three kilometers from Bashkoy town in Aleppo province.
Scores of militants were killed and injured in heavy clashes with the Syrian troops.
The Syrian armed forces also killed Abu Saleh Al Dieri, a Jaish Al Sham military leader, in Tel Jibbin in the Northern parts of Aleppo province.
In addition, yesterday, the Syrian forces seized back strategic village of Doweir al-Zaytoun near Bashkoy, killing scores of militants. The army units inflicted heavy losses on the militants in daylong fierce clashes.
The ISIL left behind tens of the dead and wounded members and fled the battlefront. The army and its allies are now fortifying their newly captured positions in the battlefield.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Army announced that two main supply lines of the ISIL terrorist group in the Northern territories of Aleppo province were cut in Syrian air and artillery attacks.
“Masqan-Aleppo and Haras-Al-Bab roads used by the ISIL terrorists as two main supplying routs were cut in the attacks of the Syrian fighter jets and the army’s artillery units,” the army said.