BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a major advance in the Aleppo Governorate on Tuesday, as their forces took control of two imperative sites from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS).

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Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army was able to take control of the Rashiddeen 4 sector and key town of Khan Al-‘Assal after quickly advancing north along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5) on Tuesday evening.

This large-scale advance by the Syrian Arab Army was incredibly important for their forces as it gave them full control of the Aleppo-Damascus Highway for the first time in several years.

Furthermore, the capture of Khan Al-‘Assal was an emotional victory for the Syrian Armed Forces, as it was the scene of one of the early crimes inside the Aleppo Governorate.

In July 2013, the militant forces, led by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jabhat Al-Nusra, executed several Syrian soldiers inside of Khan Al-‘Assal after taking control of the town.

The video footage below is of the Syrian Army troops after they took control of Rashiddeen 4 and Khan Al-‘Assal:

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Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2020-02-12 15:13

It is so shocking to see most of SYRIA has gone to the FLINTSTONES DINOSAUR ERA, look at the large scale destruction of so many apartment complexes villa houses etc. All these have to be razed to the ground as structurally they are not safe now. So many people have lost their homes. Rebuilding SYRIA is so d**n expensive. Curse of the Salafi Wahhabi Islamic Jihadis bringing in death & destruction to a Secular Syria in the last 8 years. Good to see SAA on the victory LAP. God Bless SAA & Russians. Get rid of the Jihadi disease in Idlib & Alleppo.

Mila3030
Mila3030
2020-03-09 03:54

My sentiments exactly. All foreigners out. The oilfields are next so Syrians can rebuild. Syria should sue America and others for invasion, occupation and destruction of country. Sue with respect to sanctions at ICC for economic siege warfare. Stealing of oil. Again, against international law. And then there is the illegal bombing of Syria by Israel. Surely like domestic class action suits, there are enough countries now that have been sanctioned to form a block to hold America accountable for killing civilians through these sanctions. Hold United Nations accountable for corruption and move the forum to Iceland and out of… Read more »