DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The Syrian government forces have managed to expel terrorists from the majority of villages and settlements in south-east of the Syrian province of Aleppo, a source familiar with the situation told Sputnik on Sunday.
“The Syrian Army and the allied forces have come close to the complete liberation of the south-east of the Aleppo province as a result of intense fighting with terrorists,” the source said.
According to the source, at least 44 villages have been retaken from terrorists during a military operation over the pasts several days.
The success of the Syrian Army in south-eastern Aleppo was paved by regaining control of the Abu Duhur airbase in the northwestern Idlib province from Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) terrorist group on January 10.
Earlier, a source in the militia of Aleppo province told Sputnik that a round 100 people including the militants and civilians, who supported them, surrendered to the Syrian authorities. Those, who surrendered, are eligible to seek a settlement of their legal status, according to Bashar Assad’s amnesty decree.