Islamic State militants capture key supply route, several towns in Syria’s Aleppo

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Militants of the Islamic State during a parade in Syria's Raqqa. File photo

ARA News 

ALEPPO – Subsequent to clashes with Syrian regime’s army forces, militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) seized control of three towns and a key supply route in Syria’s northern Aleppo province on Tuesday.

ISIS militants have reportedly captured the Khanasser-Ithrayya road –a key supply line for the Syrian army in the southern countryside of Aleppo. 

“The Khnasser Ithrayya route was a main supply line for the regime’s troops fighting in Aleppo. The army relied on this line to receive military reinforcements from Hama to support its forces inside Aleppo,” media activist Abdulrahman Taha told ARA News.

“This progress could help ISIS besiege major positions for the Syrian army in the province,” Taha said.  

Also on Tuesday, ISIS fighters seized control of three towns in southern Aleppo, including Hammam, Dreham and Raheb.

“After fierce clashes with the regime’s forces, ISIS was able to seize the three towns and a large deal of ammunition,” the source reported. 

At least 24 Syrian soldiers were killed and dozens more wounded in the ISIS attacks south Aleppo. The militants have also seized three tanks and more than ten machine guns, according to Amaq agency. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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  1. American Christian says:

    WOW! ASSAD! YOU ALLOWED THE REAL TERRORISTS TO TAKE BACK LAND THAT YOUR NIPPLE SUCKERS (Pro-Assad Fighters) FOUGHT SO DASTEREDLY FOR MURDERING CIVILIANS AND FIGHTING LEGIT OPPOSITION FIGHTERS.

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