DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 45 P.M.) – Battles against al-Qaeda-linked militants resumed in southern Aleppo countryside with the Syrian forces making progress deep in the jihadi-controlled area.
According to an informed military source, the government forces managed today to impose full control over the strategic Syriatel hilltop and Rasm al-Kabarah village; both located in the south-western flank of Khanassir town.
The liberation of the two rebel-held positions was achieved following fierce battles with the ultraconservative militants of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham; the al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Army continue to pound Rasm Saiyalah and Ramleh towns with heavy artillery and rocket shelling ahead of a prospected ground invasion.
The recent advance was made after huge reinforcements had poured into the battlefront from Syrian Marines as well as the 5th Legion.