Syrian Army and Hezbollah troops purged all militants from Khan Touman in the Northern province of Aleppo, and seized full control over the town after killing or wounding a large number of the terrorists, informed sources said on Saturday.
Reports said on Friday that the Syrian army troops and Hezbollah forces opened their way into the strategic town of Khan Touman, and after fierce clashes with the terrorists, the town came under full control of the government forces early on Saturday.
The army and the resistance forces killed hundreds of the foreign-backed terrorists in the battle over capturing Khan Touman.
The army and the Hezbollah Friday launched a fresh round of joint operations in South of Aleppo and recaptured farms between the strategic towns of Khan Touman and Qarass.
The sources said that the Syrian Army’s 4th Mechanized Division, in coordination with Hezbollah, Harakat al-Nujaba (Iraqi Hezbollah), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath, carried out a successful mission to capture the farms in Southern Aleppo.
The Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance surprised the militants of Harakat Noureddine Al-Zinki, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham and Al-Nusra Front with an assault at several locations.
With these farms under control, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance had the ability to attack Khan Touman from two different flanks (East and North); previously, they only had access to the Northern perimeter of the aforementioned town.
The purpose of the Khan Touman offensive is to cutoff the Aleppo-Damascus International Highway that is used by the militants in Idlib to transport supplies to their comrades in Southern Aleppo.