The developments came after the army broke the militants' four-year siege of the towns of Nubel and al-Zuhra, mostly populated by Shiite Muslims.The towns have been under siege since 2012; the Syrian air force has been delivering ammunition and humanitarian aid to residents during the siege.
In another development on Thursday, the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) managed to liberate two villages in the northwestern parts of Nubl and al-Zahra, driving Al-Nusra Front terrorists out of the area, according to the Iranian news agency FARS.
Also on Thursday, tens of Daesh militants were reportedly killed and many more wounded after Syrian troops and the NDF cracked down on the terrorists' strongholds in the village of Jab al-Kol in the southeastern part of the town of Tal Maksour in Aleppo.
According to sources, military operations are still under way on the eastern outskirts of Aleppo near Kuweires Airport, where the army is tasked with clearing the area of militants.
Earlier, it was reported that Syrian Army fighter jets had pounded Daesh militants' positions in the countryside and within the city of Aleppo.
In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed earlier this month that advanced, super-maneuverable Su-35S multi-role fighters had begun their combat mission in Syria.