00:13 GMT +3 hours30 May 2016
The Soviet-made MiG-23 fighter of the Syrian Air Force flies over the Hama airbase

Syrian Air Force Pounds Daesh's Main Oil Supply Route to Turkey

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Syrian Air Force jets pulverized Daesh positions in the eastern part of Aleppo province on Saturday, causing serious damage to the main road used by the militants to send oil tankers into neighboring Turkey.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah forces, along with their popular allies, advanced on the strategic city of Tal Rafat in the north of the province, Iran’s news agency Fars reported.

In a parallel development, Syrian fighter jets launched heavy airstrikes on militants' concentration centers in various parts of Damascus, Dara'a, Deir ez-Zor, Hama, Aleppo and Idlib.

The northeastern and northern parts of Aleppo province are still scenes of fierce clashes between the Syrian Army and the militant groups as the government forces continue their offensive in the north in a bid to seal the border with Turkey.

"The Army troops have now engaged in heavy fighting with the terrorists near Manbij in the northeastern territories of Aleppo province, which claimed the lives of many militants," the Army said in a statement.

The Syrian Armed Forces and allied popular units have also launched a series of attacks on the bases and gathering centers of Daesh and al-Nusra Front in eastern and southeastern Aleppo on Saturday, killing and wounding many terrorists, Fars News wrote.

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  • vendor
    This is the article that marks a start of SAA offensive on the northern border. Let's take it as such. If SAA is to prevent a potential Turkish invasion they literally have up to 10 days to do so. Use the Kurds to assist. Seal the border and fortify it then focus on the south.
  • armor
    Not being an expert in warfare, strategy, smart tactics, but a mere reader of Sputnik, I feel that things are being done correctly, at the right pace, at the right places etc.
    With Russia's assistance, Syria has every good chance of clearing all the menace and dangerous spots and re-establish its authority in Syria which others want to conquer.
    Some patience here as well. Have a great Sunday to all.
  • ivanwa88
    Well said 'armor' it must be a race on with Russia noticeably increasing sorties over last 2-3 weeks to clear Aleppo and create a bridge head, if Turkey is going to pour over the border my guess is early Monday morning. I would think they have been told they will be going it alone if they do! Every day after Monday becomes less and less likely and it may be Iraq they pour into instead! with a view to swing across once they have secured Mosul? Otherwise a wonderful part of this conflict securing the Northern corridor! we cross all we can and wish SAA and friends safety and victory.
  • henaselakesan
    Turkey will be destroyed
    If the ahead behavior
  • tobi.gelando
    Bravo to Syria and Russia go on and punish the terrorist and there supporters !!!
  • vendorin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88, so the announcement has been postponed? :)
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