50 ISIS fighters slaughtered in Syrian government Aleppo advance that is backed by Putin’s Russia
BEIRUT: At least 50 ISIS group fighters have been killed in the last 24 hours in an advance by Syrian government forces east of Aleppo city, an activist said Sunday.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighters were killed in clashes as well as strikes by Russian forces that are waging an aerial campaign in support of government troops.
Since Saturday morning, Syrian government forces have taken more than a dozen villages from ISIS extremists around a stretch of highway that runs east from the northern city of Aleppo to the Kweyris military base.
The advances have consolidated government control over the stretch of highway leading to Kweyris, which they seized in November.
“The army has encircled ISIS in 16 villages
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