On Tuesday, the government troops stormed Daesh positions along the Aleppo-Raqqa highway, forcing the terrorists to retreat and suffer large casualties in the fighting, sources said.
The latest offensive came a week after the Syrian forces staged an assault on Daesh defensive positions near the highway, targeting the Siyasko Chemical Factory’s western and eastern perimeters.
During the attack, the Syrian Army regained full control over the Aleppo-Raqqa highway entrance to the facility after a series of fierce clashes with Daesh militants in the area.
Meanwhile, military sources have reported that new forces fighting for the restoration of order in the country, known as the Local Defense Force, are due to be deployed to Syria's north so they may take part in the final stage of large-scale military operations to regain control over Aleppo province's southwestern areas.
Earlier that day, the Russian upper house of parliament unanimously supported the request of President Vladimir Putin to deploy units of the Russian Aerospace Forces abroad.
Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad confirmed that Syrian Army strikes, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, were being carried out against armed terrorist organizations, not political opposition factions or civilians.