Syrian aircraft have started launching “concentrated airstrikes” against militant-held areas inside and around the northwestern city of Aleppo.
News ID: 65003
Publish Date: 28September 2016 - 14:16
A source within the Syrian military said the raids are underway
against militant bases in the town of Khan Touman to the south of the
city and elsewhere in the area, AFP reported.
The strikes led to "the destruction of armored vehicles and (other) vehicles, some of which were equipped with machine guns.”
Monday marked the last day of a week-long ceasefire in the war-weary
Arab country, which had been brokered by Russia and the United States.
It ushered in several days of relative calm, including in Aleppo, which
has been divided between government forces and militants.
later through the ceasefire, violence began to creep back into the city
when a US-led airstrike killed more than 80 Syrian soldiers who had
been fighting the Takfiri terrorists in the eastern parts of the
After announcing an end to the truce, the Syrian army
said the militant groups "did not commit to a single element” of the
Russia also criticized the United States for not doing
enough to rein in militants in Syria and protect the truce deal, saying
continued violations of the ceasefire by militants made it "senseless”
for Damascus to stick to the agreement.
The Syrian forces have now begun a fresh set of operations aimed at
ridding Aleppo of foreign-backed militants, where they have made a
series of gains in recent days.
Syrian state TV reported on
Tuesday that government forces recaptured Farafra neighborhood, situated
in the old quarter of Aleppo near the city’s famous citadel.
Associated Press quoted a Syrian military official as saying on Tuesday
that the operation in Aleppo will not stop before "terrorist groups”
occupying the city’s eastern parts have been eliminated.