Syrian Army pushes back terrorists from two areas in Aleppo

TEHRAN, Feb. 12 (MNA) – Syrian forces have managed to liberate two areas in the northwestern province of Aleppo, which were seized by the terrorists.

Following concentrated operations against terrorists, the Syrian Army liberated the towns of Khan al-Assal, southwest of Aleppo, and al-Rashidin, west of Aleppo.

The latest developments came after Syrian army units on Monday managed to wrest control of a key highway connecting the capital Damascus to the second-largest city Aleppo for the first time in more than seven years.

The liberation of the M5 motorway, which links the capital Damascus to the major cities of Hama, Homs and Aleppo, comes on the back of a months-old operation by the Syrian army to liberate Idlib Province.

Idlib and the area north of Aleppo form part of the only large territory still in the hands of militants. The Syrian military has managed to undo militant gains across the country and bring back almost all of Syrian soil under government control.

MNA/SANA

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