Syrian army recaptures industrial area in Aleppo

captureDAMASCUS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) — The Syrian army backed by allied fighters succeeded Sunday to wrest control over factories in the northern province of Aleppo, as part of a wide-scale offensive against rebel-held areas, a military source told Xinhua.

The military forces captured the industrial area of Shaqif in the northern countryside of Aleppo, further securing the road of Castello.

As a target of repeated rebel attacks, the road was the opposition fighters’ only supply route to rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo, before the army captured it a couple of months ago.

The advance of the army comes as part of the recently declared battle by the general command of the Syrian army against the rebel-held areas in the eastern part of Aleppo city.


SOURCES: News Now/Xinhua News Agency

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