The "Islamic State" control Khanasser town and 12 hill and cut the supply road to the regime forces controlled areas in Aleppo • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The “Islamic State” control Khanasser town and 12 hill and cut the supply road to the regime forces controlled areas in Aleppo

Aleppo Province:
The “Islamic state” organization was able to control Khanasser town located on the only strategic supply road which is connecting regime forces controlled areas in Aleppo to its controlled areas in the center and west of Syria, the organization also controlled 12 hills at least near the town and on the road linking Khanasser and Aleppo city, this is the second time where the organization cut this road, the continuous violent clashes was accompanied by intensive raids by Russian and Syrian warplanes and heavy shelling by the regime forces on the clashing zones, and detonating a booby trapped vehicle at least by the organization, where 35 member at least from the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them where killed in these clashes, and at least 16 member of the organization were also killed, most of them are from Idlib province, besides a member from the organization who detonated himself in a booby trapped vehicle in the town, the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation, while clashes continue between both parties after the military reinforcements  of the regime forces arrived to the area, to re-take the city and reopen the only road which connects the regime forces controlled areas in Aleppo to its controlled areas in the center and west of Syria, the clashes were also accompanied by the fall of several rockets believed to ground-to-ground on areas in town.