In recent days, the SAA was engaged in fierce battles with militants in the border region. The SAA has freed the village of Doudyan and its surrounding area. In addition, government forces destroyed militant outposts and supply routes in the villages of Tal Jebin, Tal Meseybeen, Shwehene, Maaret Artiq and Shimaeya in northern Aleppo.
The SAA is said to have killed scores of terrorists, although the sources did not provide a specific number. Damascus-led forces also destroyed vehicles outfitted with machine guns.
Politicians, military leaders and experts have long pointed out that Ankara is not doing enough to close its porous border with Syria, which militant groups use to get supplies, weapons and recruits to the war zone. Sealing off the border is largely seen as a major step needed to weaken militants fighting in Syria.
Damascus-led forces also removed homemade improvised explosive devices, mines and mortars from the area.
Government forces scored a victory over militants in the village of al-Ameriyeh in southern Aleppo. They also freed several farms to the west of the provincial capital.