After controlling the “M5” road, regime forces advance around Aleppo closing Aleppo – Bab al-Hawa road and 18 fatalities in their ranks
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored this evening new progress by the regime forces, in the framework of their operation of securing Damascus – Aleppo international road, where the regime forces took control of the neighborhoods of Zaid, Abu Shalim, Tal Klriyah, and Khan al-Asal in the western countryside of Aleppo.
Thus, the regime forces have expanded their control in the vicinity of the international road and reached Aleppo – Bab al-Hawa road, while 18 members of the regime forces were killed in the clashes and shelling carried out by the factions.
The regime forces and loyalists have imposed their control over the entire Damascus – Aleppo international highway aka M5, for the first time since 2012, after capturing the area of Al-Rashideen 4th sector.
On the 24th of January 2020, the regime forces launched a military operation with Russian full support and supervision to take control of the strategic highway, during which regime forces captured nearly 160 areas in Idlib and Aleppo.
Over the recent hours and days, regime forces captured more than 61 areas in both southern and western countryside of Aleppo: Khan Tuman, warehouses of Khan Tuman, Al-Khalidyah, Rajam, Hazmer Hills, Kherbet Kharas, Tal Al-Zaytun, Maarata, Al-Rashideen fifth sector, Zammar, Jazraya, Othmaniyah Kaberah, Talafeh, Tal Tabarez, Maharem, Khawwari, Al-Qal’ajiyah, Khalseh, Zitan, Berneh, Al-Huwayr, Abad, I’jaz, Sheikh Ahmed, Tal Karatin, Al-Zahiryah Farm, Al-Aaseriyah, Mak-hala, Rasm Al-Ward, Um Atabah, Rasm Al-Eis, Rasm Saharij, Jib Al-Kas, Bans, Al-Eis, Al-Eis Hill, Al-Kusaybiyah, Al-Bawabiyah, Al-Talhiyah, Tal Haddiyah, IKARDA, Al-Salihyah, Al-Barqum, Al-Zarbah, Al-Kammari, Al-Kalariyah, Kafr Halab, Al-Qanater, Kherbet Jazraya, Miznaz, Al-Rashideen 4th sector, Zaid neighborhood, Abo Shalim, Tal Klriyah, Khan al-Asal and other positions and hills in the area.
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