The Syrian Armed Forces continued their advance in the northern Aleppo countryside on Friday, capturing more territory from the jihadist rebels near the strategic Al-Castillo Highway.

According to an Al-Masdar field journalist that is embedded in northern Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces managed to capture most of the territory between the southern farms of Al-Mallaah and the Al-Castillo Highway.

As a result of these gains on Friday, the Syrian Armed Forces are now 250 meters away from the Al-Castillo Highway; however, the latter has halted their advance after they captured an important hilltop overlooking the road.

The primary objective for the Syrian Armed Forces was to cutoff the Al-Castillo Highway; now that this plan has come to fruition, they will fortify their positions around this roadway in order to prevent the enemy from resupplying their units inside the eastern districts of Aleppo.

In the meantime, the Syrian Armed Forces are taking advantage of the terrain by firing a multitude of missiles and artillery shells towards the jihadist defenses, forcing the latter to retreat from the area.

Leading the charge to cutoff the Al-Castillo Highway was the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces”; they were assisted by Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary) and the National Defense Forces (NDF).

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With starvation and running out of ammo imminent, it is game over for the jihadists still inside Aleppo city…